At last week’s Student Entrepreneurship Week, Mr Brandon Paschal (left), Vice President of Innovation at Stellenbosch University’s LaunchLab, shared rich insights drawn from years of running a university incubator facility.

Some background

Since its inception six years ago, the LaunchLab has worked with 214 businesses. Over the years they have:

  • Helped more than 25 companies raise R310-million in risk capital from actual investors who need a return on their money
  • Primarily worked with first time founders who are highly technical but are leading a business for the first time