BY Fast Company South Africa 2 MINUTE READ

Nominations for the 2021 Fast Company (SA) Most Innovative Companies Awards are in and have officially closed. Excitement for the event is mounting, as the team now reviews all the entrants and decides which companies are deserving of the prestigious MIC awards. 

Since 2008, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies edition has been the definitive source for recognising the organisations that are transforming industries and shaping societies. 

In 2020, Fast Company South Africa recognised more than 30 organisations in South Africa with this prestigious honour.

This year, Fast Company has taken its Most Innovative Companies edition a giant leap forward, introducing a virtual and hybrid awards session to coincide with the publication of its Most Innovative Companies magazine.

The virtual session will bring together South African innovators and innovative companies under one virtual roof to map out how innovation can enable South Africa to build a new economy.

The conference will serve as a platform for companies to share how their innovative solutions can enable the new normal. The Fast Company community in South Africa will also get an opportunity to listen and watch some of the countries leading innovators sharing their thinking behind some of SA’s latest innovations.

The virtual awards session will celebrate the cream of the crop of companies innovating across a range of sectors. Twenty-five finalists will be chosen from the nominations and five companies will be awarded as the most innovative. 

Whether you’re a fintech institution that’s developed an easy, cashless way to pay, an app development company that’s introduced an innovative solution to a common challenge, or a start-up trying to make life a little easier for South Africans, all nominations are welcome.

To find out more about the inaugural conference and awards gala, visit the Fast Company (SA) website here

The event will take place virtually on 14 April 2021. Keep an eye out on our website and social media for notices about speakers, judges, prizes, ticket information, and more.