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The Botho University Business Owners Platform has been created to provide support to all graduates and students of Botho University who are operating businesses of their own. The idea is to create a strong network of Botho University entrepreneurs and increase the visibility of their efforts using Botho University's platform and networks.

The University is always making strides to promote entrepreneurship as an alternative for employment and has a compulsory Entrepreneurship Module across all programs offered. Over and above that, the University also operates an incubator called the Entrepreneurship Lab (ELab) that is an initiative geared towards mainstreaming entrepreneurship and  ensuring that the University not only churns out technically experienced employment ready graduates, but entrepreneurial ones too. 

We therefore firmly stand by our graduate and student business owners who are contributing to the economy. The Botho University Business Owners platform is designed to help them grow and flourish. Our intention is to come up with proactive initiatives such as this to ensure that bonafide Botho University Graduates succeed in their pursuits.  We lead by example in giving our graduates a space to thrive.

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Our Vision is to ensure Botswana becomes a regional hub for producing and exporting high quality goods and services and reduce the import bill. We want our local entrepreneurs to become leaders in their chosen fields and drive the economic diversification of Botswana's economy.


Through the Botho University Business Owners platform, Botho University seeks to contribute to the success of our graduate and student entrepreneurs. The Botho Graduate Profile - (BGP) strongly encourages an 'Entrepreneurial mindset' and these business owners are living examples of the BGP. By supporting them, Botho University will act as a catalyst to the growth of the local economy, increase in economic development and contribute to job creation.

Objectives of the Botho University Business Owners Platform:

  • To exclusively showcase products and services offered by local businesses owned by our graduates or students 
  • To expand the clientele of businesses owned by our graduates or students 
  • To foster professional connections of our graduate and student owned businesses with larger networks and among themselves
  • To lead by example in our quest to support local business
  • To promote a culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Who should become a Member?
  • If you are a  Botho University graduate or student and operate a registered business in accordance with the laws of Botswana 
  • If you are looking for free marketing and visibility to expand your clientele 
  • If you are looking to expand your professional networks with other business owners 
  • If you are looking for a platform to showcase your business to attract funding 
  • If you are looking to give back to the Botho University community by providing preferential rates on your products and services

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Contact Us:

Student and Alumni Affairs Department

Office: +267 3635480

Email: careerservices@bothouniversity.ac.bw


Botho University

Gaborone, Botswana

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