BOTHO UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAB, A HUB FOR INNOVATION

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Botho University Entrepreneurship Lab, A Hub for Innovation

Botho University successfully launch an Entrepreneurship Lab, where students across the curricular spectrum can come together to share ideas, access resources, and come up with innovative approaches to problem solving.

The eLab was established in response to a growing demand from student-entrepreneurs for a space to collaborate and turn their bursts of genius into something tangible. The eLab currently hosts 4 teams of students. The teams were chosen through a selection process by seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts including Rose Tatedi (Symphony Health),Benjamin Raletsatsi (Samsung Retail Stores), Callistus Phologolo (Cally Clothing), Otto Von Rudloff (DAI) and Lynda Kgasoane (DAI).

Since the launch ,the eLab has hosted an Idea Generation & Refinement Workshop supported by EOH Consulting,an Elevator Pitching Workshop by Yame Nkgowe of Seriti UAS Data &Integration, an Introduction to the Business Model Canvas with Dennis Maswabi of Enterprise Botswana, Training on Importance of Market Research for Start Ups with Kabelo Binns of Hotwire PRC, Training on Company Registration & Intellectual Property by CIPA, an Entrepreneurship Activation Session with Percy Raditladi , 3-Day Entrepreneurship Boot Camp in partnership with Udugu Institute, as well as a Public Lecture on Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship with Kojo Parris. In addition, the eLab Resident Entrepreneurs have had sessions with MrPercy Raditladi, Thabo Monthe (owner of The Braai Place) and KabeloBinns (Hotwire PRC).

Botho University plans to establish and nurture fruitful partnerships for the growth of this initiative and looks forward to more enriching training and community outreach initiatives to impart Entrepreneurship Development awareness.