Pro-Circuit Coaches

Emma Dicks

18 march

Program Director: Innovate South Africa




This workshop will take you through identifying a real human need, brainstorming techniques and idea generation methods, and finally evaluating the crazy, brilliant ideas you come up with.


“I co-lead Innovate South Africa, an organisation that fosters creative problem solving, innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset in high school learners. Last year I founded ISA’s newest program, Code for Cape Town, which introduces girls to web development and careers in tech fields. I am passionate about seeing South Africans create sustainable solutions to problems faced in South Africa. I studied Business Science at UCT, because I believe entrepreneurship is a powerful tool to bring about change in South Africa. I am deeply committed to making positive change in the South African education system. I love what I do because it fuses my joint passions of education and entrepreneurship. I have recently been awarded the Queen’s Young Leader Award which I will receive from the Queen at Buckingham Palace this June.”


Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “UCT Upstarts is a powerful way of harnessing the energy, potential and talent in UCT for social good.”

HOW DO YOU ‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’? “I imagine us moving from aid in Africa, to made in Africa.”