LaunchLab’s Fellowship Programme gets Underway

Posted on February 27th, 2018
Biz News

4 Insights We Took From MTN's Digital Entrepreneur MasterclassThe Stellenbosch University LaunchLab officially kicked off their Fellowship Programme this month with 12 students filled with aspirations of elevating their own lives through gaining valuable connections with LaunchLab startups.

Through this platform the LaunchLab hopes to inspire, guide and unleash the critical mass of problem solvers, at Stellenbosch University, guiding them along the path to discover their purpose in entrepreneurship and make an impact.

The core focus of this programme includes:  too foster collaboration, knowledge generation and sharing, feeder for incubation.

Opportunities identified for LaunchLab Fellows:

The following key activities will be covered in the fellowship program.

  • Product development/makerspace activities
  • Monthly meetups and breakthrough innovation impact stories
  • Assist at LaunchLab events
  • Participation in global startup events and challenges
  • Work with LaunchLab startups
  • Become contenders for our Corporate Innovation Challenges
  • Free training and skills acquisition programmes

What will LaunchLab Fellows have access to?

  • Commercialization of product or technology
  • Interaction with SU technologies
  • Work in teams with the aim of commercialising world class technology and driving it to become a successful business
  • Introduce innovative flagship products that are relevant to the need of existing or new corporate clients
  • Access to LaunchLab development partners on products on which they are currently working
  • Develop your own new and interesting solutions, and showcase them to relevant members of our community
  • Participation in LaunchLab programmes
  • Participation in LaunchLab talks
  • Assist at LaunchLab events
  • Provide adhoc support as interns or volunteers for startups, thereby gaining valuable experience

Who are the LaunchLab Fellows?

The LaunchLab Fellowship Programme is open to the following category of people:

  • Stellenbosch University students
  • Problem solvers
  • Researchers and engineering students
  • Students from other universities where we are networked who are able to be in StellenboschInternational students from global knowledge regions