Cape Town Impact Bootcamp by Startupbootcamp AfriTech + BonBillo
Solve a local problem in South Africa
Join our teams working towards solving a local problem and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Learn to apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum with a team of accomplished peers. Teams that validate interest for their solution will be eligible to compete for an offer to join BonBillo’s Impact Accelerator and Startupbootcamp AfriTech, Africa’s top tech accelerator.
Apply MIT's "Disciplined Entrepreneurship", Google Venture's "Sprint", "Theory of Change" frameworks and more to design and test your solution to a local problem. Startupbootcamp AfriTech has sourced several innovation challenges from the local community.
Expert Mentors from Startupbootcamp AfriTech and BonBillo provide guidance to design and test your solution. Learn from successful local entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders.
Work alongside local entrepreneurs in a vibrant environment with office space and amenities at the Old Foundry, Ideas Cartel, Greenpoint. Accommodation with a single room is included at a guest house in Observatory, managed by our award-winning local hosts VA Corps.
Understand and appreciate South Africa through excursions to the Townships, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point and Boulders Beach. Experience the Aquila Safari with the Big Five on show.
Local challenges, a proven entrepreneurship framework and mentorship to design and test your solution
We provide key elements social entrepreneurs need to solve a problem: Local context and challenges, a proven framework for rapidly designing and testing a solution, access to top advisors and industry experts, an accomplished peer group, a vibrant workspace, residence and local excursions.
Participants arrive and check in to their residence.
Program orientation and introduction.
Excursion to the stunning Constantia Vineyards.
Apply “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” and “Sprint” frameworks to Select a Problem and Identify your Target Customer.
Apply “Sprint” to design and test your solutions with customers and “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” to define your value proposition, core and competitive positioning.
Design your go-to-market and customer acquisition strategy.
Excursion to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison before the fall of apartheid.
Tour of Cape Town’s stunning attractions including Cape Point, Boulders Beach with its colony of African Penguins and Table Mountain.
Design your business model to maximize value creation for customers and align timing of value creation to your payouts.
Develop your Theory of Change with clear impact metrics to communicate your social impact with all stakeholders.
Design your pitch to the local innovation community.
Pitch your solution to the local innovation community in Cape Town.
The Aquila Safari, a two-hour drive from Cape Town, is an incredible experience with the Big Five on show.
What participants say?
Software Engineer, ParkUpp
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana,
Founder, Car Park
I really liked how they pushed me towards the right direction about the problem we are trying to solve. I also got a chance to learn a lot about my country's history and I also experienced the beauty of South Africa.
Early Bird Price of $2,450. This includes accommodation, co-working space, events and excursions. It excludes flights to Cape Town, daily food and commute.
Who is the program for?
Entrepreneurs interested in solving Africa’s problems, expanding into Africa and/or building a team in Africa.
University students interested in exploring a social impact startup focused on Africa.
Learn to apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum to help solve a problem in South Africa with a team of accomplished peers.
$2,450 (Early bird price)
Now accepting applications