Gidon Novick

28 Apr

Chief of Lucid Ventures


“Gidon is an entrepreneur currently running Lucid Ventures, a Venture Captial company focused on the services sector in South Africa. He is also involved in start up ventures in the insurance and food sectors. Earlier in his career he launched Africa’s first low cost airline – and was co-CEO of listed airline group Comair. Subsequent to that he ran Discovery Vitality, a global wellness incentive program linked to insurance businesses. He’s a qualified chartered accountant and has an MBA from Kellogg.”


Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts?
“I think Upstarts is brilliant as it gives young students an opportunity to the thrill of creating a new idea and the sweat and tears required to bring it to life. Our country is hugely dependent on the seeds of success built by programs like Upstarts.”

How would you ‘Re-educate Education’?
“Upstarts is about 'exploring and learning by doing' which I believe needs to form a much greater part of education in the future.”