Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies has been the definitive source for recognising the companies that are transforming industries and shaping society. Over the years, Fast Company has recognised companies with this prestigious honour, from the largest companies in South Africa to small startups with just a few employees. This is an opportunity for the public to nominate innovative companies.

Read below about Most Innovative Companies that shaped 2019.

ACCENTURE: For accelerating app development


With an MBA from UCT under his belt, Accenture’s Liquid Studio Director and Innovation Lead Rory Moore is a master in advising on innovation, forward-thinking and entrepreneurship strategies.  Rory is heavily involved in expanding the community of startups, incubators and accelerators through Accenture. He models the architecture of the innovators to suit the existing capabilities […]

RELATE TRUST: For building a crowdfunding enterprise that tackles social issues


A disturbing thought has continuously plagued Lauren Gillis’ mind. The prevalence of inequality in many societies still today was something she understood to be inevitable — however, very fixable. “I was frequently kept awake at night by thoughts of so many people suffering because of the lack of opportunity available to them,” Lauren says. “I […]

AFRICA BUSINESS INTEGRATION: For maximising AI’s power in Africa


Artificial intelligence (AI) – the buzzword that has sparked both excitement and fear – has found a solid footing in Africa thr-ough sci-tech company Africa Business Integration (ABI). Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution with full force, Co-founders Thabo Koee and Tebogo Nakampe started ABI with the sole purpose of providing key computer integration solutions to […]

EVERAFRICA: For creating the next generation’s apps


Xander – a series of educational children’s apps – is just one of the many innovative products created by EverAfrica. The apps provide mother tongue learning for children (between ages three and six) who speak African languages. The apps can be downloaded in Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Sotho, Swahili or Shona — the first […]

OUTSOURCED CFO: For using cloud as a financial consulting practice


Embracing digital culture from the get-go, Outsourced CFO (OCFO) is an online accounting and financial consultancy firm that services its clientele from cloud-based technology. This digi-solution has provided businesses and entrepreneurs with access to seasoned advisors, who help manage everything from cash flow and company tax to financial decision-making.  Along with Co-Founder Dana Pretorius and […]

HABITAT: For reconnecting people with Mother Nature


Rise above Inspired by the raw challenges that comes with being an entrepreneur, Ulrico Grech-Cumbo – Co-founder and CEO of conservation-led immersive storytelling studio Habitat – has successfully married tech and nature through virtual reality. Habitat produces specialised virtual reality (VR) content that sends users on immersive wildlife experiences that both educate and evoke a […]

KNIFE CAPITAL: For driving societal transformation through visionary startups


Cape Town-based, Knife Capital was born from an innovative spark generated by Co-founders Keet van Zyl and Eben van Heerden while working at Mark Shuttleworth’s Here Be Dragons Venture Capital fund.  Founded in 2010, the growth equity-investment firm hones in on innovation-driven businesses, using their networks, funding and industry expertise to help each enterprise achieve […]

SYBRIN: For creating opportunity through innovation


What makes Sybrin the ultimate forward thinker? Sybrin’s mandate is to provide businesses with technology solutions to stimulate growth, reliability and prosperity. We are constantly thinking and progressing ahead of the curve. If we had to focus on what makes us specifically innovative, we would have to say that it comes down to what we […]

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