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Summer at Woodstock – Entrepreneurship

Learn how to build a business case

Our social entrepreneurship incubator covers current, industry-leading thinking in entrepreneurship, including Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), Lean Startups, and Design Thinking. This is a fast-paced, immersive experience of learning that requires participants who are driven, ambitious, and creative! Participants come away with MVPs, business plans, and–if they are very clever–seed money to develop their idea further!

"It gave us a lot of exposure to the intricacies of running a sustainable organisation. We also had an opportunity to observe the ways of people in villages.” 2019 participant


What should participants expect?

This will be a fast-paced and immersive experience. We’ll touch on the major processes and approaches that startups use to achieve success. Come with your own entrepreneurial ideas, or join a group with an idea you love.



This course includes an overnight field trip to an exciting local social enterprise working with farmers. Participants return energised and inspired! On the last morning of this course, participants pitch their startup ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, seeking real funding. Few high-school students have an opportunity like this!


What will participants come away with at the end?

You will walk away with a founding team, a business plan and an MVP that you can develop into a real startup – you might walk away with seed money and an advisory board.

Week One

Critical reading skills


Critical research/Short-story writing skills

Deconstructing and reconstructing texts

Using proper register in writing

Week Two

Analyzing texts

Citation skills

Language use in writing

Presentation skills

Producing and presenting a literary work

1-13 June 2020

Age Range: 14-18 years

30 hours of instruction


Gomolemo Segabutle, Founder and Product Designer, TakeOn Design

Gomolemo is a Product designer by trade who recently founded TakeOn Design, a digital product design focused consultancy. He co-founded an NPO (WHI) to catalyse in the Healthcare sector, tackling the most urgent problems plaguing South Africa and Africa at large. His most recent study involved a diploma in UX design from General Assembly in San Francisco.

Priya Rollins, Dorm Supervisor, Woodstock School

Priya has worked with social entrepreneurs across the country since obtaining her MSc in Project Management and Development in the UK and then working for the Ashoka Foundation. She played a leading role in the development and facilitation of Woodstock’s first Social Entrepreneurship programme in 2017.