ENSPIRE Entrepreneurship Boot Camp & Invest Den 2018

Caption: Student Participants in the UKZN InQubate ENSPIRE Bootcamp & Invest Den 2018

CUKZN InQubate will once again host the ENSPIRE Invest Den 2019 from 13-15 April 2019. Entries will be open from 5 – 28 February 2019. The event only runs twice a year so aspiring student entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the ENSPIRE programme and raise seed funding to develop their businesses under experienced mentors.


The October 2018 event ENSPIRE Entrepreneurship Boot Camp & Invest Den 2018 hosted by UKZN InQubate was highly contested.First place of R200,000 at the Invest Den went to SmartiPants (Pty) Ltd, who beat 29 teams at the intensive Boot Camp Weekend with their innovative mechatronics and robotics workshops geared at promoting Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering for learners.


Second prize was scooped by Siyakha Roofing Solutions – valued at R 150 000, and Clinalytics Solutions, which looks at easily accessible health records for GPs operating in rural communities, was awarded R100 000 for coming third. Student teams ranked between 4th and 10th place each received R80 000 business development funding.