Keep up with our startups

STSC 2019: Meet Entrepreneurs Nstako & Ntando from Jonga

Meet entrepreneurs Nstako and Ntando co-founders of Jonga who are using hardware and software to provide a low-cost security solution for townships.

STSC Update: Our Vision in Video

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.

STSC 2019: Meet Entrepreneur Vuyo from Foonda

Meet entrepreneur Vuyo Pakade founder of Foonda who is using tech to match eligible young South Africans to bursaries.

STSC Update: What We've Been Busy With

Following on from its successful first round of funding for social entrepreneurs in 2017/18, the Diageo Empowerment Trust South Africa (DETSA) has kicked off a new round of funding in 2019.

Programme Update: 3 Day Prototype Workshop

An overview video of the 3 Day Workshop hosted at Urbian in Cape Town. We are so pleased to see how much our Social Tech entrepreneurs have grown!

Top 30 Pretotyping Welcome

This is the introductory video from Diageo Empowerment Trust General Manager Sinethemba Mafanya speaking to the vision of STSC and what the Top 30 Startups need to focus on over the next coming phase.

Diageo Empowerment Trust launches Social Tech Startup Challenge 2019

Following on from its successful first round of funding for social entrepreneurs between 2017 and 2018, the Diageo Empowerment Trust South Africa (Detsa) has kicked off a new round of funding in 2019.

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Nonhlanhla Masina

Meet Entrepreneur Nonhlanhla Masina from African School for Excellence creating a network of low-fee, world class high schools who are changing the way the world educates.‍

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Nkosi Maseko

Meet Entrepreneur Nkosi Maseko from Kusile Labs delivery access to e-learning through unique, affordable mobile science laboratories to under serviced and out of reach schools.

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Sara Hillard Garrett

Meet Entrepreneur Sara Hillard Garrett from Vula Mobile using apps to put primary healthcare workers directly in touch with on-call specialists, enabling quick and efficient access to specialist care.

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Nic Klopper

Meet Entrepreneur Nic Klopper from hearX Group using digital to create affordable access to hearing care.

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Rufaro Mudimu

Meet Entrepreneur Rufaro Mudimu from Enke who is developing a platform for young people enabling them to take action on social issues.

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Marlon Parker

Meet Entrepreneur Marlon Parker from RLabs using ICT to empower communities.

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Michael Stevens

Meet Entrepreneur Michael Stevens from Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund using technology to enable amputees across Africa.

STSC 2018: Meet Entrepreneur Louise Williamson

Meet Entrepreneur Louise Williamson from Sustainability Professionals who are solving the cooking needs of rural schools and communities, one Mashesha Stove at a time.