Accelerate Cape Town has championed an initiative to connect seasoned business professionals in Cape Town with growing local start-ups. Accelerate Cape Town obtained support from 50+ mentors in the Cape Town region and connected them to companies located in three Cape Town business incubators for an initial pilot phase. The incubators involved are LaunchLab in Stellenbosch, the MTN Solution Space at the UCT GSB, and Grindstone Accelerator by Knife Capital.
UCT’s Research Contracts and Innovation office presented a collection of inventions developed by UCT researchers in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) day.
Last year, in response to a series of rapes, attacks and murders in the Cape Town area, UCT graduates Rowan Spazzoli, Tsakane Ngoepe and Louis Buys conceptualised a wearable safety device called The Guardian that would alert security services, the police and others close by if the user was in danger.