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Disruption48 Bootcamp huge success at UWC’s CEI

Disruption48 camp, UWC, Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Disruption48 Bootcamp proved to be a major hit among students and personnel at the University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Trying to find your way in a building you’ve never visited before, or find out more about it? Scan Building App has you covered, courtesy of UWC students who took part in the Disruption48 bootcamp in September 2016.

The University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted another exciting workshop with UWC’s brightest entrepreneurial minds this month.

The Disruption48 bootcamp at UWC was aimed at challenging South African youths to come up with disruptive entrepreneurial ideas that will stimulate social impact.

The winners from UWC will go on to compete against from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University in the next round, receive a Groupon work study opportunity, mentorship sessions a chance to go to the StartUp Safari Global Entrepreneurial Revolution in India.

Startup Safari, founder Apoorv Bamba – consults with the South African Institute of Entrepreneurship around curriculum development, product innovation and Entrepreneurship programme training.

He likes to think of himself as a global citizen having worked extensively with youth around leadership and entrepreneurial mindsets over the last five years across SA, Bhutan, Taiwan, India and Portugal.

He says: “Their purpose of these bootcamps is to create a community of disruptive change-makers across universities that push forward innovations to everyday problems.”

The Scan Building App, devised by a team of Biotechnology, EMS and Computer Science Students who know what it’s like to try to be in the right place at the right time, definitely tackles an everyday problem – and in an interesting and innovative way. The idea is simple : to scan a building and get relevant information about the building venues.

Scan Building: First Place
Ayanda Mncube
Bsc Biotechnology
Second year

Kuhle sikota
BSc Computer sciences (CoLab group)
Third year

Wilson Rangwani
Bcom Accounting
Fourth year

Hood unwired: 2nd Place (established entrepreneur)
Sibulele Sijaji
BCom General
2nd Year

Spare parts: 3rd Place (CoLab group)
Dominic Arendse
BSc Computer science
2nd year

Ziyaad Parker
BSc Computer science
2nd year

Hristo Mitev
BSc Computer Science
2nd Year

For more information contact Wendy Mehl on 021 959 9549 or via email at wmehl@uwc.ac.za.

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