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Innovative Solutions for Social Impact

The Home for Eastern Cape Start-Ups Building Socially Impactful Solutions


Elevate your start-up with our focused 12-month program, nurturing your business and product vision

Elevate your start-up with our focused 12-month program, nurturing your business and product vision

Elevate your start-up with our focused 12-month program, nurturing your business and product vision

Fast-track your entrepreneurial goals with tailored guidance and direct customer engagement in our 12-month sprint

Enhance your skills with our targeted training, designed for start-up success

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What We Do

At The Cortex Hub, we provide a collaborative community for start-ups building innovative solutions with a focus on social impact. We offer resources and support for the entire start-up process, from ideation to launch.


Why Choose The Cortex Hub?

Collaborative Community

We provide a collaborative community where start-ups can connect, share ideas, and receive support from experienced advisors.

Tailored Support

We offer tailored support to meet the unique needs of each start-up, from mentorship to access to funding opportunities.

Sustainable Solutions

We prioritize sustainable solutions and offer a variety of sustainable materials for start-ups to use in their products.

Expertise and Guidance

Our experienced advisors provide guidance and expertise in areas such as product development, marketing, and fundraising.

A Message from our Patron

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"Technology will continue to develop and transform to improve societies, create new industries and innovations that are beyond our wildest imaginations. It is for this reason why creating a hub for innovation in my home town was very important to me"

Dr Andile Ngcaba, Patron & Founder

Our Team.

Meet the innovative minds behind The Cortex Hub. Our team comprises dedicated professionals with diverse expertise, all united by a passion for fostering entrepreneurial success


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  • How long is the incubation program?
    The incubation program lasts for 12 months.
  • What type of startups does The Cortex Hub support?
    We focus on tech startups with innovative ideas that have potential for societal impact.
  • Can I apply if I’m a solo entrepreneur?
    Yes, both individual entrepreneurs and teams are encouraged to apply.
  • What resources does The Cortex Hub provide?
    We offer mentorship, office space, access to industry networks, and specialized training labs.
  • Is there a deadline for applications?
    Check our website for the latest application deadlines.
  • Do you offer support for non-tech startups?
    Our primary focus is on technology-driven startups.
  • Are there any fees for joining the programs?
    Our programs are free for selected startups.
  • How do I apply for the incubation or acceleration program?
    Visit our website for application details and submission guidelines.

Contact Us


33 Church St, East London Cbd, East London, 5201


Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8:00 am – 18:00 pm

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