Ludwick Marishane

13 April

Founder/MD: Headboy Industries Inc.


"How to turn an idea into a sustainable business "


I will discuss some business models that have completely disrupted large traditional industries, and how students can learn from these to turn ideas into sustainable businesses. I will be discussing my controversial vision of how businesses should be legally structured, and how this would make society better even if the business was selling drugs or other social-ill products. The moral of the talk is to approach business & entrepreneurship from a scientific perspective, and use experiments to test if ideas can become sustainable ventures (business, non-profits, government, etc).


“In 2011, Ludwick was rated as the best student entrepreneur in the world (Global Champion of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards 2011). That same year, Google named him as one of the 12 brightest young minds in the world. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science, majoring in Finance & Accounting, from the UCT. In December 2013, TIME Magazine named him as one of the 30 people, under 30, who are changing the of only 2 Africans on the list. DryBath® is a Bath-Substituting® gel, designed to replace the need for soap, water and skin lotion. DryBath® is an innovative gel that cleans the skin by removing dead cells & ? body odor, without the need for much water. This saves you time when in a rush, or when bathing with water is difficult or awkward. DryBath® is designed to provide more hygiene to the 2 billion people without adequate water access, who still use the traditional bucket-bathing method. It was also designed to provide a convenient hygiene alternative to affluent households, allowing them to use less water. ”


Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “It seeks to provide an engaging platform for students to develop an innovative mindset.”

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