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UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL

Discover how our alumni are using entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets to unleash their potential.

Discover how our alumni are using entrepreneurial and innovative mindsets to unleash their potential.


“In today’s highly accessible world there is no shortage of information, but what is key is how you use…”

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“Being innovative and entrepreneurial is like a super power as it can change the world for the better…”

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“My favourite saying is “one day, or day one?” – This stems from all the people who have…”

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“If someone sees that there is a better way of doing things:that is a form of innovation…”

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“Execution is important. I always believe that ideas have no value until you do something…”

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“Set your fear aside. Fear of judgement, fear of failure, even fear of success…”

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“Innovation flows from diversity. Understand different perspectives, learn new cultures and ways of doing things…”

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“Have a relentless hunger to rapidly learn from failure…”

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“There’s a blissful state of existence that comes from innovating from your heart, knowing you’ve done …”

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“I can’t say I’ve ever thought I was applying an innovative or entrepreneurial mindset to my work. I am just…”/p>

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“My innovative and entrepreneurial mindset begins with passion and curiosity. I am looking for patterns…”

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“I think entrepreneurship and the associated mindset is an outcome of two things. Always looking to…”

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“Most people focus on problem solving, but I think problem searching is as equally important…”

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“By putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, you actually stand a chance of truly connecting with…”

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“Being entrepreneurial is being positive, passionately curious and proactive about challenges and setbacks …”

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“The creative arts are a great training ground for entrepreneurship because you are constantly creating something from nothing…”

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“It’s about having the courage to believe that every individual can create change – no matter who they are or…”

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“My favourite definition of innovation is creating something new in order to change something established…”

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“When I reflect on my career to date, the pivotal points are characterised by times when…”

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“An innovative and entrepreneurial mindset means you’re instinctively inquisitive and constantly challenging…”

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“I think to have an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset it is important to not be afraid of stepping outside…”

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“When it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, it’s not what you do but instead how you think that…”

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“Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is where…”

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“For me, being entrepreneurial means being able to question critically, think creatively and act in a timely…”

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“Through Onja I have seen the importance of innovation not just at the concept level but also at the operational level…”

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“I’m very passionate about economic empowerment – I think everyone has the ability to achieve anything they dream of…”

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“I always think it’s important to find time to do things you are passionate about, something fulfilling.”

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“I have never been content with what is ‘normal’ and ‘status quo’ my mind plays in the arena of how things could be better.”

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“For me, having an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set has enabled me to see problems as opportunities and devise…”

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“The entrepreneurial spirit makes all the difference — giving you an unwavering belief to push past fear, doubt, uncertainties…”

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“Once you commit all your energy and passion to backing one idea, it’s amazing how much can happen in a…”

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“As a researcher I really enjoy exploring new ideas. But how can we take a good idea and make a difference in the world?”

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“Travelling really exercises your creative muscle, by calling upon and stretching your ability to be adaptive, solve problems and marshal resources.”

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“An innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set has help morph my career from just a job description into a set of activities that combine my…”

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“For me, being entrepreneurial means being able to question critically, think creatively and act in a timely and solutions-focused way.”

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“If your heart is in the right place and your intention is set on making things better then generally being ‘disruptive’ is perceived as…”

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“I’ve always had a driving force behind me that allowed to me to take risks other people might step away from.”

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“An entrepreneurial mindset has helped me stand out from the crowd at every stage, while creating meaningful impact within the community.”

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“It is such a pleasure to work on projects which you are truly passionate about. This really wakes me up early in the morning because…”

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“Being an entrepreneur fuels my creativity. It gives me the flexibility to follow my curiosity, test out new ideas, and break my own rules…”

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“I have an open and curious mind which wants to understand how the world works.”

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“I am the type of person that moves into problem solving as soon as I am faced with a challenge and with…”

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“Being an entrepreneur allows you to make the world a better place, to touch people’s lives; to be able to live and work for something you…”

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“Thinking outside the square and working with multi-disciplinary teams to come up with new solutions is a very exciting field…”

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“Having a mindset of growth, versatility and flexibility has helped me connect the dots between who I am, what I do, and what I believe.”

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“The ability to see the world through a lens of creativity and innovation is a mind-set that opens many doors”

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“My type of entrepreneurship is not geared towards financial profitmaking. The profit I aim for is positive experiences…”

Read more >>

“Entrepreneurs see the world differently, but they still need the ability to work hard, innovate and a huge slice of luck.”

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“My BEd and Honours influenced my career path as together they ignited my passion for working with children and youth.”

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“I knew I was an innovator, never an entrepreneur. But really, I am. I worked hard to bring to fruition, to deliver a message that can save lives.”

Read more >>

“We can choose to be an entrepreneur anytime, anywhere. What’s important is an attitude and a mind-set.”

Read more >>

“Innovation is the engine room of business, and has been since the first industrial revolution.”

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“An entrepreneurial mind-set gives you freedom to keep moving forward positively and move past failure and fear.”

Read more >>

“Learning from failure, trying again, and achieving solutions through a unique perspective has helped me get to where I am today.”

Read more >>

“Learning from failure, trying again, and achieving solutions through a unique perspective has helped me get to where I am today.”

Read more >>

“Execution is important. I always believe that ideas have no value until you do something…”

Read more >>

“Set your fear aside. Fear of judgement, fear of failure, even fear of success…”

Read more >>

“Being entrepreneurial is being positive, passionately curious and proactive about challenges and setbacks …”

Read more >>

“I always think it’s important to find time to do things you are passionate about, something fulfilling.”

Read more >>

“For me, having an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set has enabled me to see problems as opportunities and devise…”

Read more >>

“The entrepreneurial spirit makes all the difference — giving you an unwavering belief to push past fear, doubt, uncertainties…”

Read more >>

“Travelling really exercises your creative muscle, by calling upon and stretching your ability to be adaptive, solve problems and marshal resources.”

Read more >>

“For me, being entrepreneurial means being able to question critically, think creatively and act in a timely and solutions-focused way.”

Read more >>

“Being an entrepreneur fuels my creativity. It gives me the flexibility to follow my curiosity, test out new ideas, and break my own rules…”

Read more >>

“I am the type of person that moves into problem solving as soon as I am faced with a challenge and with…”

Read more >>

“The ability to see the world through a lens of creativity and innovation is a mind-set that opens many doors”

Read more >>

“Learning from failure, trying again, and achieving solutions through a unique perspective has helped me get to where I am today.”

Read more >>

“My favourite saying is “one day, or day one?” – This stems from all the people who have…”

Read more >>

“Innovation flows from diversity. Understand different perspectives, learn new cultures and ways of doing things…”

Read more >>

“I think entrepreneurship and the associated mindset is an outcome of two things. Always looking to…”

Read more >>

“By putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, you actually stand a chance of truly connecting with…”

Read more >>

“Being entrepreneurial is being positive, passionately curious and proactive about challenges and setbacks …”

Read more >>

“My favourite definition of innovation is creating something new in order to change something established…”

Read more >>

“I’m very passionate about economic empowerment – I think everyone has the ability to achieve anything they dream of…”

Read more >>

“Once you commit all your energy and passion to backing one idea, it’s amazing how much can happen in a…”

Read more >>

“Entrepreneurs see the world differently, but they still need the ability to work hard, innovate and a huge slice of luck.”

Read more >>

“We can choose to be an entrepreneur anytime, anywhere. What’s important is an attitude and a mind-set.”

Read more >>

“Innovation is the engine room of business, and has been since the first industrial revolution.”

Read more >>

“An entrepreneurial mind-set gives you freedom to keep moving forward positively and move past failure and fear.”

Read more >>

<

“I can’t say I’ve ever thought I was applying an innovative or entrepreneurial mindset to my work. I am just…”/p>

Read more >>

“The creative arts are a great training ground for entrepreneurship because you are constantly creating something from nothing…”

Read more >>

“An innovative and entrepreneurial mindset means you’re instinctively inquisitive and constantly challenging…”

Read more >>

“I think to have an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset it is important to not be afraid of stepping outside…”

Read more >>

“I’ve always had a driving force behind me that allowed to me to take risks other people might step away from.”

Read more >>

“It is such a pleasure to work on projects which you are truly passionate about. This really wakes me up early in the morning because…”

Read more >>

“Being an entrepreneur allows you to make the world a better place, to touch people’s lives; to be able to live and work for something you…”

Read more >>

“The ability to see the world through a lens of creativity and innovation is a mind-set that opens many doors”

Read more >>

“It’s about having the courage to believe that every individual can create change – no matter who they are or…”

Read more >>

“Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is where…”

Read more >>

“My type of entrepreneurship is not geared towards financial profitmaking. The profit I aim for is positive experiences…”

Read more >>

“My BEd and Honours influenced my career path as together they ignited my passion for working with children and youth.”

Read more >>

“I knew I was an innovator, never an entrepreneur. But really, I am. I worked hard to bring to fruition, to deliver a message that can save lives.”

Read more >>

“Learning from failure, trying again, and achieving solutions through a unique perspective has helped me get to where I am today.”

Read more >>

“Have a relentless hunger to rapidly learn from failure…”

Read more >>

“Most people focus on problem solving, but I think problem searching is as equally important…”

Read more >>

“Through Onja I have seen the importance of innovation not just at the concept level but also at the operational level…”

Read more >>

“I have an open and curious mind which wants to understand how the world works.”

Read more >>

“Having a mindset of growth, versatility and flexibility has helped me connect the dots between who I am, what I do, and what I believe.”

Read more >>

“We can choose to be an entrepreneur anytime, anywhere. What’s important is an attitude and a mind-set.”

Read more >>

“If someone sees that there is a better way of doing things:that is a form of innovation…”

Read more >>

“By putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, you actually stand a chance of truly connecting with…”

Read more >>

“I always think it’s important to find time to do things you are passionate about, something fulfilling.”

Read more >>

“The entrepreneurial spirit makes all the difference — giving you an unwavering belief to push past fear, doubt, uncertainties…”

Read more >>

“Travelling really exercises your creative muscle, by calling upon and stretching your ability to be adaptive, solve problems and marshal resources.”

Read more >>

“An entrepreneurial mind-set gives you freedom to keep moving forward positively and move past failure and fear.”

Read more >>

“My innovative and entrepreneurial mindset begins with passion and curiosity. I am looking for patterns…”

Read more >>

“When I reflect on my career to date, the pivotal points are characterised by times when…”

Read more >>

“When it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, it’s not what you do but instead how you think that…”

Read more >>

“For me, being entrepreneurial means being able to question critically, think creatively and act in a timely…”

Read more >>

“I have never been content with what is ‘normal’ and ‘status quo’ my mind plays in the arena of how things could be better.”

Read more >>

“An innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set has help morph my career from just a job description into a set of activities that combine my…”

Read more >>

“If your heart is in the right place and your intention is set on making things better then generally being ‘disruptive’ is perceived as…”

Read more >>

“An entrepreneurial mindset has helped me stand out from the crowd at every stage, while creating meaningful impact within the community.”

Read more >>

“In today’s highly accessible world there is no shortage of information, but what is key is how you use…”

Read more >>

“Being innovative and entrepreneurial is like a super power as it can change the world for the better…”

Read more >>

“There’s a blissful state of existence that comes from innovating from your heart, knowing you’ve done …”

Read more >>

“I think entrepreneurship and the associated mindset is an outcome of two things. Always looking to…”

Read more >>

“I’m very passionate about economic empowerment – I think everyone has the ability to achieve anything they dream of…”

Read more >>

“As a researcher I really enjoy exploring new ideas. But how can we take a good idea and make a difference in the world?”

Read more >>

“An innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set has help morph my career from just a job description into a set of activities that combine my…”

Read more >>

“It is such a pleasure to work on projects which you are truly passionate about. This really wakes me up early in the morning because…”

Read more >>

“Thinking outside the square and working with multi-disciplinary teams to come up with new solutions is a very exciting field…”

Read more >>

“The ability to see the world through a lens of creativity and innovation is a mind-set that opens many doors”

Read more >>

“Learning from failure, trying again, and achieving solutions through a unique perspective has helped me get to where I am today.”

Read more >>

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