BY Fast Company 2 MINUTE READ

The applications are in and preparation for Fast Company SA’s inaugural Most Innovative Companies event is in full swing. The process of sorting through and selecting entrants and nominees has highlighted the incredible entrepreneurial spirit in South Africa, and alluded to just how necessary and much-needed this platform is for both budding and established innovators alike.

The conference will bring together the most innovative companies and individuals in South Africa under one roof, to map out how innovation can enable South Africa to achieve its National Development Goals as outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030. The conference will serve as a platform for companies to share how their innovative solutions can enable the country to achieve its goals.

The awards gala will celebrate the cream of the crop of companies innovating across a range of sectors, and all nominations were welcome. The nomination process was held over a 3-week period where we saw educational technology start-ups, insurance companies, waste management solutions and more – all with an impressive never-been-done-before concept.

The judges are in for much deliberation and we are eager to see who will be announced as winners on the night. Awards will be handed out at the MIC event taking place on 5 March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. See below for the full list of nominees, in no particular order:

1. Valenture Institute
2. Thought Africa
3. Naked Insurance
4. Jumo
5. Iyeza Health
6. Datanomy Solutions
7. Uprise Africa
8. Pilog Group
9. SqwidNet
10. Eden Immersive
11. Vectra Business Technologies
12. Kudoti
13. Digital Fanta
14. Spatialedge
15. Data Prophet
16. Hive IoT
17. Tech Itez
18. Pargo
19. Pro Automation Ltd
20. Ozow Secure Payments
21. 3×4 Genetics
22. Peepz
23. Flow
24. BrandsEye
25. One Cart
26. Launch Lab
27. Ctrl
28 Entersekt
29. Lynwood Pta
30. Pilog Group
31. Digs Connect
32. Jobbie
33. Volt Africa
34. Rentoza
35. Mortgage Me
36. Curacel
37. Mental Matters
38. Leah K Pty Ltd
39. House Africa
40. Kuba Technologies
41. Lock (Love Our City) Academy
42. Yellow TV
43. Hive Network Pty
44. Afgri Technology Services
45. Zulzi
46. HouseME Rentals
47. Fives Futball

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