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USB Lion’s Den 2019

20 Nov 2019 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Witness true entrepreneurship in action

At Lion’s Den, USB entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their business ideas in the den to a panel of investors – our lions. Contestants have gained exposure to pitch coaching through insights from an experienced Venturepreneur, and stand a chance to receive business development incentives for best pitch.

Incentives on offer (confirmed at the time of publishing):

  • 3-month mentorship with investors at Stocks & Strauss
  • 6-month membership to the LaunchLab Startup incubation programme
  • A legal advisory programme with O’Reilly Law
  • Business advisory and management consulting programmes with House of Growth
  • Access to startup incubation resources
  • An opportunity for investment from Lions on the panel and in the audience

Join us at USB or via livestream to gain incredible insight into the structure of a pitch and what investors look for.



14:00  Opening with MC Daniel Strauss (Co-founder and Director: Stocks & Strauss, Venturepreneur)

14:20  Keynote address: Anita Nel (CEO and Chief Director: Innovus) – The purpose behind one of the leading university technology transfer offices in Africa

14:40  Guest speaker: Darlene Menzies (CEO: FinFind) – What it takes to grow your business in South Africa

15:00  Lions’ Den begins: 5 finalists pitch their business to a panel of investors

16:15  Lion’s make final decision on pitches

16:25  Closing words from Piet Naudé (Director: USB)

16:30  Best pitch announced @ networking space

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20th Nov 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tygervalley Business District, South Africa
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University of Stellenbosch Business School