Dr Max Price

UCT Vice-Chancellor

The Challenger

"Dr Max Price is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. He also serves as Chair of the Medical and Dental Professions Board Education and Registration Committee, and is an Independent Consultant for the National Department of Education."

Dr François Bonnici

Founding Director of The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Coach

"Upstarts speaks directly to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s desire to inspire and challenge individuals, organisations, and systems to question what is, reimagine what can be, and to get behind and deliver those solutions that have the potential to transform the world we live in. Transformative change requires us to breakdown paradigms, draw on different skill sets and work across disciplines hence we’re encouraging multi-disciplinay teams to create new solutions together."


Gina Levy

Founder of Supernews & Super Stage

The Big-Picture Person

“UCT Upstarts is igniting a ‘Start-up Student Nation’ by mobilising a movement of Innovation-Activists, creating an Innovation Culture that literally does make South Africa work better, and driving an Innovation Economy that actually does create jobs - starting from campus! Simply put, UCT Upstarts is going to put more South African role models on the map – so watch this space”


Khanyisa "Baz" Pinini

UCT SRC Vice-President

The Youngblood

“The only way to put students first is to have a team that is dedicated to effective representation and positive change. I believe that the SRC of 2015 has those qualities.”