Cape Town Impact Bootcamp by Startupbootcamp AfriTech + BonBillo

Solve a local problem in South Africa

Join our teams working towards solving a local problem and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Learn to apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum with a team of accomplished peers. Teams that validate interest for their solution will be eligible to compete for an offer to join BonBillo’s Impact Accelerator and Startupbootcamp AfriTech, Africa’s top tech accelerator.

Key Features

Social Entrepreneurship Framework

Apply MIT's "Disciplined Entrepreneurship", Google Venture's "Sprint", "Theory of Change" frameworks and more to design and test your solution to a local problem. Startupbootcamp AfriTech has sourced several innovation challenges from the local community.


Expert Mentors from Startupbootcamp AfriTech and BonBillo provide guidance to design and test your solution. Learn from successful local entrepreneurs and corporate innovation leaders.

Co-Working Space and

Work alongside local entrepreneurs in a vibrant environment with office space and amenities at the Old Foundry, Ideas Cartel, Greenpoint. Accommodation with a single room is included at a guest house in Observatory, managed by our award-winning local hosts VA Corps.

South Africa
Excursions and Safari

Understand and appreciate South Africa through excursions to the Townships, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point and Boulders Beach. Experience the Aquila Safari with the Big Five on show.

Program Overview

Local challenges, a proven entrepreneurship framework and mentorship to design and test your solution

We provide key elements social entrepreneurs need to solve a problem: Local context and challenges, a proven framework for rapidly designing and testing a solution, access to top advisors and industry experts, an accomplished peer group, a vibrant workspace, residence and local excursions.

Participants arrive and check in to their residence.

Program orientation and introduction.

Excursion to the stunning Constantia Vineyards.

Apply “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” and “Sprint” frameworks to Select a Problem and Identify your Target Customer.

Apply “Sprint” to design and test your solutions with customers and “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” to define your value proposition, core and competitive positioning.

Design your go-to-market and customer acquisition strategy.

Excursion to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison before the fall of apartheid.  

Tour of Cape Town’s stunning attractions including Cape Point, Boulders Beach with its colony of African Penguins and Table Mountain.

Design your business model to maximize value creation for customers and align timing of value creation to your payouts.  

Develop your Theory of Change with clear impact metrics to communicate your social impact with all stakeholders.

Design your pitch to the local innovation community.

Pitch your solution to the local innovation community in Cape Town.

The Aquila Safari, a two-hour drive from Cape Town, is an incredible experience with the Big Five on show.

What participants say?

Jabulani Kunene,
Software Engineer, ParkUpp

The one thing I took away from Bonbillos incredible program is my new found confidence in global thinking... Throughout the whole program I was constantly surprised at how much I was learning. Proof that there is no one standard way to become a successful entrepreneur.

Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Palesa Moloi,
Co-Founder, ParkUpp

Really awesome enjoyable experience. High learning environment mixed with a lot of fund and travel. Highly recommended. We had a lot of high impact, rapid fire rounds of lectures, activities and a pitch/demo day to potential investors. We also visited local startups: LULA and YOCO who shared their journey on how they built their companies. Every startup needs to go through a programme such as this where it gives exposure to international content on how to build a business with a mix of local startup learnings.

Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Luntu Ayabulela Quntana,
Founder, Bizquad

The Bootcamp far exceeded any expectations I had. The quality of the content and the people delivering was top class and I feel I grew in ways I did not know I could... Collaborating with other start-ups and seeing the synergies in our respective journeys brought about great learning.

Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Xolile Xaba,
Founder, Car Park

Working with BonBillo has been an amazing experience...
I really liked how they pushed me towards the right direction about the problem we are trying to solve. I also got a chance to learn a lot about my country's history and I also experienced the beauty of South Africa.

Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020
Panya Chheng,
Founder, Medyear

Entrepreneurs, like the friends I made during this program, will be the ones who will shape the future. As for Medyear, we found out we could meet a niche need within the HIV/AIDS narrative... I had the best time and came away with so much. Big heartfelt thank you to the BonBillo team and SBC team, and others (Oliver, Papa Trill, etc).

Cape Town Impact Bootcamp 2020


Early Bird Price of $2,450 until January 31st 2021. This includes accommodation, co-working space, events and excursions. It excludes flights to Cape Town, daily food and commute.

Who is the program for?

Entrepreneurs interested in solving Africa’s problems, expanding into Africa and/or building a team in Africa. 

University students interested in exploring a social impact startup focused on Africa.

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