These are programmes custom designed for a specific institution and a specific cohort

Food Scientist Venture Accelerator

Food Scientist Venture Accelerator

The Food Science Venture Accelerator has been designed to support students who graduated from the EIT Food GFVP Summer School in June 2019 and wished to continue developing a business idea. The programme design is based on what the students said they wanted in a survey following the event. Only those students who completed the survey will be enrolled on this programme.

It is aimed at supporting both those who wished to continue with the idea they started in the School and those who wished to pursue a new idea. It is anticipated that this programme will act as a bridge between the ending of the School and a number of other activities that EIT Food are launching including a mentoring programme and the Lausanne workshop. Furthermore, this will be useful to those students who are not selected by EIT Food to partake in these events but still wish to pursue an entrepreneurial idea.

CfERI Poster & Pitch Competition

CfERI Poster & Pitch Competition

False Bay College Center for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator

Poster and Pitch Competition

Are you ready to win R10,000.00 by simply submitting a poster?

The False Bay College Center for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator (CfERI) is making this programme available to those students (for free) who wish to obtain support in preparing their entry for the 2019 Poster & Pitch competition. The overall objective is to support students in developing their submission (a business model canvas) by providing education and instructions around each element; and supporting that with templates and advice.

At the end of the course, the student will have all the relevant material prepared to develop the competition entry. However, the course will offer far more than simply competition preparation. For you, the student who diligently goes through the programme, the objectives and outcomes will be as follows:

Student objectives:

  • To have learned about some of the critical aspects of developing a business idea
  • To have assessed your own ability to be an entrepreneur.
  • To have a better understanding of entrepreneurship and what it means
  • To understand each of the basic elements of the canvas and why they are important
  • To have used that learning to develop the fundamental inputs for your poster and pitch submission
  • To be ready to submit your poster and pitch entry

Student outcome:

By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneur; and feel more confident in presenting your business idea. You will also have improved your chances of winning the R10,000 prize

R10,000-00 prize sponsored by:

Future Managers

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"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

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Enrol for free now using the code provided by your campus champion.

False Bay College Center for Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator.



Ashoka Entrepreneur in Residence Programme 2018

Ashoka Entrepreneur in Residence Programme 2018

Creating a new business can be a life-changing experience for you and potentially all your future customers and employees. However, the road is not easy and requires knowledge, dedication and plenty of hard work.

The objective of the EiR programme is to provide a support platform for aspiring entrepreneurs at Ashoka University to nurture their business ideas in a university environment, having access to networks, mentors, and other fellow entrepreneurs.

With this online programme, Mashauri is supporting this objective through providing the online education and support platform that guides and supports the entrepreneur through the business development process. Basically we provide a map, a compass, some essential tools and a guide to help you along the way.

Further details of the programme can be found at the Ashoka website: EiR

By the end of the EiR programme, students will have developed, tested and validated their business idea in the market, developed a robust business model, crafted a minimum viable product and already have paying customers.

If you would like to design a similar programme for your institution, please contact us at for more information.

The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey, even when you are working with co-founders and early employees. You are expected to be taking critical decisions on the fly with limited or no previous experience in these matters.

The Growth Coach has been designed to help you through this critical time in your new venture's life as you move from a small business with a proven business model to one with rapid growth and sustainable processes that scale to meet the growth.

Eric Fairbairn from POD Point said: ““Each time your business doubles everything seems to break; your sales process, finance processes, management information flow, so every time your company doubles in size, you end up re-designing every process you have.”

The Growth Coach is aimed to help CEO’s face the myriad and inter-related challenges of high growth that include:

  • Leadership
  • Recruitment (and firing)
  • Communication (internal and external)
  • Growth engine identification and optimisation
  • Cash management and funding the business
  • Nurturing the culture
  • Process development
  • Decision making
  • Managing risk
This is a mentor-driven process which will help to keep you making progress towards the ultimate goal while supporting you through the decision making (together with the emotional highs and lows) that are demanded of you in this stage.

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UWC Post Graduate Venture Accelerator

UWC Post Graduate Venture Accelerator

The UWC Mashauri Post-Graduate Venture Accelerator is the UWC’s centre for innovation and entrepreneurship programme for post graduate entrepreneurs where they are supported in moving their research ideas towards commercialisation.

Creating a new business can be a life-changing experience for the entrepreneur and potentially all their future customers and employees. However, the road is not easy and requires knowledge, dedication and plenty of hard work.

UWC have launched this programme to give post-grad entrepreneurs the necessary knowledge, skills and guidance to get going on the journey. They are encouraged to base their ideas directly or indirectly on their research. The Technology Transfer Office also get involved in assisting the students in areas such as intellectual property.

By the end of the Venture Accelerator programme, you will have developed, tested and validated your business idea in the market. If the test is positive, you will be ready to take the next steps in building a business model and the first demonstrable product (called a minimum value product) to customers. 

Even if your initial idea proves not to be viable, you will have learned how to get going with starting a new business and have a tool-set and process to help you try out the next idea! 

Programme details: outcome and objectives

Programme outcome

At the end of the programme, you will have developed a real business idea that has been market tested and you will have learned the right way to go about designing and developing a new business idea.

Programme objectives

  • You will have undergone an entrepreneurial readiness assessment and been exposed to some of the pro’s and con’s of entrepreneurship
  • You will have established your personal purpose for wishing to start a new business venture
  • You will have identified and evaluated a number of possible business ideas including at least one idea related to your own research project
  • You will have selected and defined a venture idea to pursue based on a clear set of criteria
  • You will have analysed the market and competitive landscape surrounding your business idea
  • You will have selected an initial target market and identified a customer type
  • You will have developed a value proposition appropriate for your target market
  • You will have tested the value proposition with real customers
  • You will have made a movie of yourself pitching your business idea.
  • You will be part of a supportive, network of like-minded entrepreneurs

If you would like to design a similar programme for your institution, please contact us at for more information.