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Cape Town has been recognized globally as an emerging global entrepreneurial hub, due to it’s vibrant startup community and innovative spirit. The greater Cape Town area is home to many accelerator programs, co-working spaces and global tech businesses, serving markets across the continent and globe.


This tour aims to give you a great introduction to the ecosystem, access to the entrepreneurs and leaders building the sector, and you’ll spend the day being hosted by industry experts who are embedded in the community.


Tour Details:

8:30 am Meet at the Solution Space at the UCT Graduate School of Business for morning coffee

8:45 am Welcome to the Solution Space & Venture Incubation Program (

9:15 am Founder's Panel: Scaling Start-ups in Africa (Yoco, Nomanini & SweepSouth)

10:15 am Visit WeThinkCode Cape Town Campus

11:00 am Depart for Stellenbosch

11:30 pm Arrive at LaunchLab ( in Stellenbosch, one of the leading university based start-up support hubs to have lunch with some of their entrepreneurs.

1:30 pm Depart Stellenbosch for Saltriver.

2:15 pm Tour and growth story of AeroBotics ( on of the XL Africa Finalists from last year who are revolutionizing the agricultural industry.

3:30 pm Depart for Woodstock Exchange

4:00 pm Merck Healthtech Challenge & Pitches hosted at MEST

5:30 pm Ecosystem Networking & Drinks

6:15 pm Depart for Workshop 17

Tour Includes:

• Transport between venues on a luxury, air-conditioned coach

• Tea or coffee on arrival from at Solution Space, UCT

• Mineral water and fruit to snack on in the coach

• Morning coffee and snacks

• Lunch at the Stellenbosch LaunchLab

• Drinks at MEST Incubator

Tickets are $20 (or R290) per person. 

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When and where?

The Solution Space, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Portswood Road 9
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

Wed 14 Nov 2018 at 8:30 AM (SAST)
Wed 14 Nov 2018 at 6:30 PM (SAST)

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African Early Stage Investor Summit