futUre proof your career

say hello to The cape Town innovation experienceship.

immerse yourself in entrepreneurship

an intense 4 weeks

Learn to make the most of every day--and then use the rest of your summer for travel, work, or play.

practical training

Workshop new skills for the first half of your day, and spend the rest applying them.

Real world work

Work with local entrepreneurs practicing everything you're learning.

Expand your mind

Cape Town has an incredibly vibrant start-up scene. Get inspired by this beautiful city.

What is the innovation experienceship?

Whether you plan on starting your own company–or just want to ensure success in your career–the Cape Town Innovation Experienceship provides a powerful combination of guided learning and real world experience that will prove invaluable throughout your working life. You will learn and practice skills including complex problem solving, creativity, people management, and emotional intelligence while you develop a business idea from the ground up, from initial ideation to launch within four weeks. Oh, and in the afternoons you will work with local entrepreneurs putting all of your skills to test in the context of a real, live business. Welcome to the Innovation Experienceship–where learning and the real world intersect in what just might become the most intense & wonderful month of your life. Are you ready?

When is the next Experienceship?

Dates: June 1-29, 2019
Fee: USD 3,000
Status: Accepting Applications 

why is this program so popular?

Did you know that the World Economic Forum estimates that 65% of children entering primary school will have jobs that don’t yet exist? Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution. As robotics and AI continue to change the world we live in, we must focus on the skills required to thrive. That means that no matter what it says on your business card in five years, you will need to think like an entrepreneur. And the Cape Town Experienceship is the fastest way to learn the most important professional skills for the job market of tomorrow. And, of course, to have the most exciting summer of your life!

We only accept 20 students per cohort, so if you’re interested we recommend that you reach out to us right away.

Who is behind this incredible program?

The curriculum is designed and taught by Corkscrew Startup School, a company at the forefront of cutting-edge education. This Experienceship program is five years old, and thousands of students have enrolled in the program worldwide.

The Cape Town Experienceship is run and managed by Connect-123, a leading provider of international experiential learning. With 12 years of experience running programs in Cape Town and around the world, Connect-123 can ensure that every student has a fantastic, safe, and fun time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


I accomplished so much more than I thought I was capable of and came away with so much more than I would have from a traditional internship. I would absolutely recommend this program – it was an amazing experience!
Madison, Vanderbilt
I learned a new way of thinking; Corkscrew Thinking which is something that I will be able to use throughout my life. I recommend this program to anyone looking to personally grow and wanting to become more independent.
Cole Holan, Emory
Honestly, this program was awesome! When I think about my personal development: it inspired me to grow, it gave me a different perspective, it helped me become more social and outgoing, to make the most of life and to believe in my ideas.
Rahim, CUNY
One the best experiences of my life. The program has an incredible approach that challenged my perceptions of things and situation. Taking the risk was a decision that I will never regret.

The experienceship is based on "corkscrew thinking." watch this video to learn more:

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in the future, no matter what it says on your business card, you will be an entrepreneur.

Connect-123 LLC

11000 South Bay Lane

Austin, TX 78739


Corkscrew Startup School

Dixs Field

Exeter EX1 1QA

United Kingdom

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