UP Entrepreneurship

From Ideas to Enterprises


Unleash your imagination and envision the possibilities as we guide you to turn your ideas into reality and ultimately thriving enterprises.


Embark on a journey of exploration, where you'll delve into market research, feasibility studies and innovative strategies to ensure your entrepreneurial venture has a strong foundation.


Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to build a solid business infrastructure, from creating business plans to developing effective marketing and operational strategies.


Step into the spotlight and launch your entrepreneurial venture with confidence, leveraging the University of Pretoria's resources and network of experts to propel your business towards success.


Ensure the long-term sustainability of your enterprise through ongoing mentorship, support, and access to valuable resources that will help you navigate challenges, adapt to market trends and thrive in the ever-changing business landscape.

Connecting Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Industry

Transforming big ideas into groundbreaking enterprises

Are you an inventor with a game-changing idea? Let the University of Pretoria's entrepreneurship programme be your catalyst for success. Our programme provides the perfect platform for inventors to turn their visions into reality, offering guidance in product development, intellectual property protection and market feasibility. Join a vibrant community of innovators, gain valuable entrepreneurial skills and navigate the path from invention to disruptive enterprise.

Empowering current entrepreneurs to reach new heights

Unlock the full potential of your entrepreneurial journey with the University of Pretoria's comprehensive entrepreneurship support programme. Designed specifically for current entrepreneurs, our programme offers advanced strategies, mentorship from industry experts and access to a vast network of like-minded individuals. Enhance your business acumen, explore growth opportunities and gain the competitive edge needed to thrive in today's dynamic marketplace.

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit while pursuing education

Unleash your entrepreneurial potential while studying at the University of Pretoria. Our dedicated entrepreneurship programme offers a unique opportunity for current students to transform their ideas into thriving businesses. Gain practical knowledge, receive mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and access resources to launch and grow your own venture. Discover the synergy between academia and entrepreneurship and pave your way to success even before you graduate.

Empowering university staff to embrace entrepreneurship

Are you a staff member at the University of Pretoria with aspirations to become an entrepreneur? Our entrepreneurship programme is tailored to support you in this exciting transition. Learn how to leverage your expertise, access funding opportunities and navigate the intricacies of starting a business. From developing a solid business plan to building a strong network, we provide the guidance and resources to help you embark on your entrepreneurial journey confidently.

Collaborating with industries to drive innovation and growth

At the University of Pretoria, we believe in the power of collaboration between academia and industry. Our entrepreneurship programme offers a gateway for businesses and industries to foster innovation, form strategic partnerships and access cutting-edge research and technology. Join us in shaping the future of entrepreneurship, exchanging knowledge and exploring collaborative opportunities that drive economic growth and societal impact. Together, we can create a thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurial success.

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