Start a Business in Cape Town with Rocket Lab

Start a Business in Cape Town with Rocket Lab
Start a Business in Cape Town with Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is South Africa’s first experiential school for entrepreneurs launching in Cape Town in September 2012.

Participating in the course is like being on the TV shows The Apprentice and Shark Tank at the same time. It’s an intensive 12-week course where students launch a potentially viable business with the daily guidance of experienced mentors and industry experts.

Participants also get the chance to pitch their business to a panel of investors who bid for a share of their company (should they wish to sell).

The course has a single-minded focus to prepare students for life as a successful entrepreneur.

Prospective students don’t need any educational qualifications or any business experience to join. The only pre-requisites are: fire in the belly, an open mind, a great imagination, tenacity, resilience, flexibility and a go-getter mentality. They’ll also need a laptop and reasonable computing skills.

The founders of Rocket Lab are Diane de Villiers, Charles Bryant and Glenn Bryant. They will be the full time course mentors and directors. Between them they have almost 100 years of entrepreneurial experience and have started up more than 20 companies.

There’ll be a presentation and Q&A session about Rocket Lab at their Open Day on 8 August 2012 at 6pm. Anyone interested in the course may attend this free event. To book call 082 901 5049 or email


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