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Disruption48 winners develop building-scanning app

Author: Institutional Advancement: (021) 959 2625

Are you 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.

Disruption48 bootcamp a huge success at UWC’s Centre for Entrepreneurship

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

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

The top 3 UWC teams will go on to compete against teams from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University in the next round, and will receive a Groupon work study opportunity, mentorship sessions, and a chance to attend 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.

“The purpose of these bootcamps is to create a community of disruptive change-makers across universities that push forward innovations in response to everyday problems,” he says.

The Scan Building App - devised by a team of UWC 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 in an interesting and innovative way. The idea is simple: to scan a building and get relevant information about its venues.

Disruption48 is one the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s many initiatives to promote entrepreneurial thinking at all levels across the University, and help train students and others to make their ideas a reality.

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


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