The UCT GSB Solution Space is an ecosystem for high-impact early-startups, corporate innovation, and entrepreneurship development & research.
We provide an enabling environment in which South Africa’s entrepreneurial talent can work towards building innovation-led, scalable and sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact across our country and beyond.
The Solution Space was founded in 2014 at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Its start-up capital came from the UCT Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Award, and our founding partner, the MTN Group, has provided significant support since 2015.
Through our multi-stakeholder approach, we fuse academia, industry and local communities. Through the university, we have access to state-of-the-art research and through our Philippi Hub, we are uniquely positioned to innovate relevant and high-impact solutions and engage with local communities while facilitating corporate innovation.
- Aunnie Patton PowerFounderCape Town, South Africa