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Startups Reviewed by Hand
Social Tech Startup Ideas Submitted
Months from idea to launch in market
Empowering the informal sector by enabling household brands to better understand the trader, shopper and consumer.
A social commerce solution leveraging bulk buying power to radically reduce grocery bills.
A beautifully simple HR and IR tool for small businesses and households.
Breaking the cycle of poverty by providing those in need with recycled devices pre-installed with education content.
Free, Inclusive & Rewarding residential recycling collection service.
A marketplace matching brands to the next wave of African content creators.
Onsite waste management solution converting waste into nutritious, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable insect protein intended for human and animal feed.
A digital escrow solution and advertising platform for the home improvement industry.
Enabling small-scale farmers to access finance for their farming business.
A tool to help South African's become financially free one good decision at a time.
Eligible social startups submit their proposals to create opportunity in South Africa.
The Top 30 join a 3 day entrepreneurship workshop in Cape Town and develop a pretotype.
The Top 15 develop a prototype and join the GIBS entrepreneurship program in Johannesburg.
Each of the Top 5 finalists are paired with a team of experienced start-up entrepreneurs, designers and developers to help build their vision.
At the final in Johannesburg the Top 5 pitch their startups to a panel of experts for their share of R5 Million in funding. The rest of the 10 finalists get to engage with the broader venture community.
Each of our winners receive ongoing training & support from approved partners to ensure their continued growth.
Meet entrepreneurs Nstako and Ntando co-founders of Jonga who are using hardware and software to provide a low-cost security solution for townships.
We have been hard at work this year and are amazed at what our founders have been able to achieve. We made a short video to sum up our continually evolving vision for The Social Tech Startup Challenge and how we are hoping to contribute to our country.
Meet entrepreneur Vuyo Pakade founder of Foonda who is using tech to match eligible young South Africans to bursaries.