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 Startupbootcamp AfriTech Accelerator in October and BonBillo’s Fall / Spring Accelerator.
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.
Learn about South Africa’s economy, challenges and opportunities from local experts.
Excursion to the Townships and a tour of Cape Town to understand the local context and challenges.
Apply “Disciplined Entrepreneurship” and “Sprint” frameworks to Select a Problem and Identify your Target Customer.
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.
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.
Planned activities in Cape Town.
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 Kruger National Park Safari, ranked among the top safaris in the world, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Big Five on show.
Extend your stay in Cape Town and continue to work on your startup project for an additional month. An internship extension will include full participation in the VACorps program, weekly excursions and culture series, co-working space at the Inner Cities Ideas Cartel, Greenpoint, and Rentaroom housing in Observatory.
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.
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.
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.
Impact Incubator Bootcamp Cape Town – 7th to 28th June 2019: Early Bird Price of $3,250 until April 14th (From original price of $5,000). This includes residence, co-working space, events and excursions. It excludes flights to Cape Town, daily food and commute.
Optional Safari – 29th to 30th June 2019: Additional $700. This includes all costs for the Safari.
Optional Internship – 1st to 31st July 2019: Additional $1,350. This includes full VACorps support, Friday activities and program culture series, co-working space at the Inner Cities Ideas Cartel, Greenpoint, and Rentaroom housing in Observatory.
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.
Social Entrepreneurship Platform
Launch your startup at your own pace. Join our community using online lectures, quizzes, milestone deliverables and feedback, group webinars, discussion forum and tools to research, design, build, test and collaborate on their social impact startups.
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.
Learn to apply a proven entrepreneurship curriculum to help solve a problem in South Africa with a team of accomplished peers.
Program: 7th to 28th June 2019
Optional Safari: 29th to 30th June 2019
Optional Internship: 1st to 31st July 2019
Now accepting applications. Early bird price of $3,250 until April 14th.