Cape Town Impact Bootcamp by Startupbootcamp AfriTech + BonBillo

Solve a local problem in South Africa

Join one of 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 Accelerator, 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?

Marianna Novellino,
MIT Masters in Systems Design & Management 2015

BonBillo helped increase my network… The network that BonBillo offers on mentorship, presenters, people that help you build your team and work on your soft skills as a leader. It’s something that you don’t find everywhere.

Boston Social Impact Incubator 2017
Cyrus Sabouri,
Babson MBA 2018

BonBillo was an opportunity to apply an approach and get some good feedback to see if there is viability in an idea. This is about whether there is commercial viability for a startup.

Boston Social Impact Incubator 2017
Rhea Advani,
Founder of Indriya

It’s really difficult to get so many experts together over a short period of time and learn so much from them. It was really valuable information we got with a lot of real life examples. It was great to have people tell you this is how it’s done – we’ve all been through it and there’s a way to structure it no matter where you are in the process.

Online Social Impact Incubator 2018


Early Bird Price of $2,450 until Aug 31st 2020. This includes residence, 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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Social Impact

Get $10K to grow your social impact startup and prepare for your next fundraise.  Refine your product, customer acquisition strategy, business model and investment pitch.