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Startup Women is all about Entrepreneurship. Startup Women provides women with the skills, capacity, and tenacity to participate in the innovation and entrepreneurial economies.

VIP , Thank You

Thank you to everyone for joining our first Virtual StartUp Women Date Night for 2021! We could not have done it without the incredible entrepreneurs who were brave enough to pitch or share their stories, the broader RLabs Women community, the investors for their great insights and support to the entrepreneurs, those who watched the event on RLabs.live and of course the RLabs Men's division that continuously support our crazy ideas.

Virtual Incubation Program

Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) is designed for women by women. It covers seven different modules through one-on-one coaching. The purpose is to guide women entrepreneurs through different areas of their businesses and encourage them to talk through what they would like to accomplish.



Three VIP Participants and Winners!

Ashlynn Erasmus - Ashcessories and design

Melissa Petersen - Ginger House

Jodi Johnson - Prints of Peace


Startup Women

This will provide women the skill, capacity and tenacity to participate in the innovation and entrepreneurial economies.





Business Lunch

The first internal business lunch session took place of 15 February 2019. There are 5 sessions I total: Entrepreneurship Mindset, Vision and Strategy, Creating Value, Business Model Canvas, and Prototyping.




Design My Brain for Business

DESIGN MY BRAIN FOR BUSINESS: BUSINESS MODELLING


Business Modelling uses Empathy Map, Golden Circle and Business Model Canvas elements to give you a pretty clear picture on what drives a business. This course will help you take your business or idea to the next level.

DESIGN MY BRAIN FOR BUSINESS: DESIGN MY BRAND KIT


In this course you will learn ,define and create a small business logo idea with a colour palette for branding with business cards designs.

DESIGN MY BRAIN FOR BUSINESS: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS


Learn the latest social media advertising techniques, optimization and best practices for your business. In this course you will be exposed to Facebook and Instagram and get to set up a business account on each platform.

DESIGN MY BRAIN FOR BUSINESS: BLUEPRINT


Empowering female entrepreneurs with the ability to create professional presentations.

DESIGN MY BRAIN FOR BUSINESS: PITCH PERFECT


In two engaging sessions you will be using group and individual activities that will help you formulate your business story and introduce you to key skills and techniques for preparing and delivering impactful presentations and pitches.

Startup Women Date Night

What is StartUp Women Date Night?


Startup Women Date Night's bring together women of all ages from across the world, who are aspiring entrepreneurs and women who are on the ground being Change Makers.

These events allow women to make new connections and form new friendships while being inspired, empowered, reminded to continue dreaming, aspiring for greatness in all they do by continuing to change their realities and to fearlessly dominate the technology and entrepreneurship domains.


"It was the RLabs Women Entrepreneurship event, a date night created for women to come together, share and pitch ideas as well as draw support and inspiration from one another! the event was held at the UCT Graduate School of Business, Breakwater Lodge. Sistergirrrrllls… let’s have more of these date nights?!"

"It was a pleasure to have Chante Classen, the blogger at SisterGirl, share her view on our event. Read more about it on"

Virtual Startup Women Date Nights

Startup Women Virtual Date Night 2


Startup Women Virtual Date Night 3