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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