• Start Date: Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
  • End Date: Friday, 31 Mar 2017
  • Time: See programme on page
  • Venue: Gymnasium Hall

On 29 March 2017, the focus will be on our students and their experience. 30 March 2017 staff who participated in the CUT entrepreneurship competition are presenting their entries. These innovative thinkers and tinkers bringing amazing inventions such as: save lighting  | vision guidance systems | a magic hanger | E-spy trackers | designer clothing business | a hand fan for a mop bucket trolley | projector stand | as well as an innovative hydroponic grow system to name but a few! ENACTUS members and owners of start-up businesses currently hosted at CUT Science Park will share their journey to business with the support of CUT. The final day, Friday 31 March will be the official opening of the Idea Generator Centre by Prof. Henk de Jager, Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal and finalists of the competitors presenting to a panel of revered experts from industry. This is the start of the entrepreneurship development project at CUT having a formal “home” to support our fantastic idea generators!

The Programme*

DATE: 29 March 2017 | VENUE: Gymnasium Hall CUT | TIME:  10:00 – 12:30

09:45 – 10:00 Registration All attendees
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome & Introduction Dr Izabeth Conradie
10:05 – 10.15 Intellectual Property Presentation Prof. Jorrie Jordaan
10:15 – 10:40 ENACTUS Ms Maraka Lefera
10:30 – 11.00 Science park Business Park Start-ups – Roadmap/timeline of an entrepreneur at Science Park CUT Mr Pontsho Moletsane

Euodia Naanyane-Bouwer

11.00- 12.25 Presentations/show and tell by students

Entrepreneurship competition

Dr Izabeth Conradie

Panel of judges:

  • Mr David Kareli
  • Prof. Crispen Chipunza
  • Mr Tseliso Mpekoa
12:25 – 12:30 Word of thanks Mr David Kareli
18:00 -19:30 ‘Let’s Talk TED’ Programme

    • Introduction to TED and TEDx
    • The benefits of TED talks  for entrepreneurs
    • Entrepreneurship and its journeys by  Tony Peng from ENVIE

Discussion and Networking session

Venue: Library Building, Auditorium, Second floor, Room 234

Ms Zenobia Louw

DATE:  30 March 2017 | VENUE: Gymnasium Hall CUT | TIME: 10:00 – 12:35 

09:45 – 10:00 Registration All attendees
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome & Introduction
10:05 – 10.15 Intellectual Property Presentation

Questions & Answers

Prof. Jorrie Jordaan
10-15- 10.30 CUT Innovation Services Mr Tseliso Mpekoa
10.40 – 11.00 Startup-ups: Africa Dintwe

Mabaso Mabaso

Mr David Kareli
11.00- 12.25 Presentations by Staff

Entrepreneurship competition

Dr Izabeth ConradiePanel of Judges:

  • Prof. J. Jordaan
  • Prof. L. Lategan
  • Prof. F. Emuze
12:25 – 12:30 Word of thanks Dr Muthoni Masinde

DATE:  31 March 2017 | VENUE: Gymnasium Hall CUT | TIME: 10:00 – 12:35

09:15 – 09:30 Registration All attendees
09:30 – 11:00 Four finalists of the students and two staff member will “pitch” to a panel of judges. Prof. Ryk LuesPanel of judges:

  • Mrs Valerie Flanagan, ILO
  • Mrs Chola Makgamathe, CUTis Board member
  • Mr Joe Sehloho, FNB
  • Ms Pearl Munthali, PRASA
  • Dr Roy Maponya, Richard Maponya Institute for Entrepreneurship
11.00- 11.05 Introduction Prof. Ryk Lues
11:05 – 11:15 Welcome address Prof. Henk de Jager
11:15 – 11.45 Keynote speaker Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna
12.00 – 12.10 The announcement of Winners of Entrepreneurship Competition:One staff member and First, second and third prize winners in student category
12:10 – 12:30 Word of thanks Prof. Alfred Ngowi

*Programme is subject to change.

If you would like to attend the Innovation-Entrepreneurship Week formal programmes, please contact, Mrs Margaret Jordaan,


Updated: 23 March 2017

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