About us

Introducing Study Start

Study Start is an education technology start-up based in Cape Town, South Africa. Our mission is to help prospective students navigate their education journey.

Our Mission & Vision

  • Providing access to information about qualifications, careers and funding options.
  • Assist students in making informed decisions about their education.
  • Showcase funding options including student loans, education savings products, financial aid programs, and bursaries.

Our Leadership Team

  • Jason Adriaan


    Jason Adriaan has over a decade of experience in the media industry. He headed up the digital business at eMedia, which served an audience of more than 4 million users per month. These platforms included e.tv, eNCA, eVOD, and OpenView.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Informatics from the University of South Africa and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management specializing in Digital Business from Wits Business School. He has a passion for building technology that enables media companies to thrive in developing markets.

  • Shahan Ramkissoon


    Shahan Ramkissoon is a respected and trusted news anchor. He has nearly two decades of experience as a print and broadcast journalist. He’s currently Executive Producer and host of the popular TV show The Last Word with Shahan Ramkissoon, which airs on eNCA and eTV.

    Shahan has worked in New York, London and South Africa, where he became one of the most notable Prime-Time news anchors on eNCA. Shahan is a trusted voice in news, known for his no-nonsense approach and hard-hitting interview style, particularly with politicians, in search of the truth.