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UCT’s Innovation Ecosystem

All resources presented below can be used to get a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurial ecosystem Cape Town has to offer aspiring entrepreneurs. Ecosystem Table and Map:

Information from a host of Incubators, Accelerators, UCT Spin-off companies and Funders have been collated which have been sourced from publicly available information to facilitate your search for a suitable entity to partner with, in this Innovation Eco System Table. A Map can also be downloaded that shows the location of the different role players.


UCT Innovation Ecosystem Google Map:

A customised ‘live’ Google Map centred around the University of Cape Town shows its surrounding innovation ecosystem.

The ANDE Ecosystem Map:

This document highlights the findings of a survey taken up by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs for the 2015 South African chapter, updated for the 2017 financial year. Town Ecosystem:

The Cape Town Ecosystem Presentation provides a great set of infographics that have been prepared by Invest Cape Town (ICT). It promotes Cape Town as the capital for start-ups in South Africa, which is supported by various facts and figures and illustrates the immense portfolio of opportunities to be pursued within the Mother City as well as the capacity for further expansion and business development.

Some interesting details about the Cape Town Entrepreneurship community are shared in the inspiring video “Cape Town, an inspiring place to build a global business” compiled by WESGRO.