Coaches

Gidon Novick

WEEK 1

28 Apr

“I think Upstarts is brilliant as it gives young students an opportunity to the thrill of creating a new idea…” READ MORE

Kevin Sherman

WEEK 1

24 Apr

“Upstarts gives students a unique opportunity to experience the "real world" of work, outside the sheltered classroom setting, while at…” READ MORE

Steven Ney

WEEK 1

25 Apr

“Upstarts is groundbreaking because it concentrates the energy and power of entrepreneurship in social problems. What is more, it shows…” READ MORE

Steve Sherman

WEEK 2

3 May

“Poking a bear is not the only way to get a reaction.” READ MORE

John Sanei

WEEK 3

9 May

“If you want to learn something read about it If you want to understand something write about it If you…” READ MORE

Richard Perez

WEEK 4

5 May

“It is critical for students to become familiar and experience the process of innovation, co-creation and human centred design, specifically…” READ MORE

Jeanne Welsh

WEEK 5

23 May

“I think this is a fantastic opportunity for youth to empower themselves by having a support system believing in them…” READ MORE

Philip Kiracofe

WEEK 6

23 May

“UCT represents some of the brightest minds with the greatest resources on the continent. There is no better place to…” READ MORE

Alfredo Brillembourg

WEEK 7

18 Jul

“Maybe because I have seen so much destruction in my home of Caracas, I now am interested in a diverse…” READ MORE

Christopher Hosken

WEEK 7

18 Jul

“More students need to be practicing entrepreneurs, there is no better time to start a business than while you are…” READ MORE

Roger Norton

WEEK 7

21 Jul

“I love helping get young people to start businesses and to encourage entrepreneurship as a career to create jobs and…” READ MORE

David Campey

WEEK 8

28 Jul

“I believe that together we can make better (things, lives, worlds), and getting going on the entrepreneurial journey helps take…” READ MORE

Mark Horner

WEEK 8

25 Jul

“It brings together fresh thinking by passionate people who want to make a difference and provides a platform for developing…” READ MORE

Mpodumo Doubada

WEEK 8

25 Jul

“My personal belief is that one of the reasons South Africa has a low level of entrepreneurship activity is that…” READ MORE

Laura Santoni

WEEK 9

4 Aug

“I love how Upstarts inspires creativity and connection through experiential learning. Empathy and imagination not productivity are the priority points.…” READ MORE

Lauren Gillis

WEEK 9

4 Aug

“I believe that each and every one of us are agents of social change. Upstarts is phenomenal because everything starts…” READ MORE

Nwabisa Mayema

WEEK 9

4 Aug

“Upstarts is cool because we see young people exercising their independent minds and creativity in order to provide solutions that…” READ MORE

Patrick Schofield

WEEK 9

1 Aug

“Groundbreakig, hell yes. It's allowing students to test their metal in practical play. Taking theory learnt, ideas thought and putting…” READ MORE

Felix Holm

WEEK 10

8 Aug

“Introducing Social enterprise to students while they are exploring future impossibilities is a great initiative and a passion we share.” READ MORE

Kim August

WEEK 11

15 Aug

“The ideas born today will change the world we live in years and decades from now. But too often talk…” READ MORE

Michele Bush

WEEK 11

18 Aug

“This programme is what will turn our country around, so we can imagine a New Africa. You know the quote…” READ MORE

Ruben Collin

WEEK 11

15 Aug

“Eleanor Roosevelt captured it well by saying: “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”.…” READ MORE

Dr Francois Bonnci

WEEK 12

24 Aug

“Upstarts speaks directly to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s desire to inspire and challenge individuals, organisations, and…” READ MORE

Gina Levy

WEEK 12

24 Aug

“UCT Upstarts is igniting a ‘Start-up Student Nation’ by mobilising a movement of Innovation-Activists, creating an Innovation Culture that literally…” READ MORE

Luthando Dyasi

WEEK 12

24 Aug

“Most Student dream of studying, graduating and working at a famous corporate company  but Upstarts is changing that norm. Upstarts says, there's more to…” READ MORE

Nikki Wohlman

WEEK 12

22 Aug

“I think it’s a brilliant programme, I am particularly passionate about working with graduates and am continually inspired by the…” READ MORE