2019 Winetech Pitching Den Winners

The top 15 Winetech Pitching Den finalists delivered their pitches at the 2019 SA Innovation Summit on Thursday 12 September. Attracting entrepreneurs from Africa, the U.S. and Europe, the competition presented an exciting level of agritech innovation holding potential for application to the South African wine industry.   Finalists were assessed by a team of eight judges comprising industry experts…

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iBio’s Collaboration with South Africa’s AzarGen Biotechnologies Advances to Next Stage

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – iBio, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN:IBIO) (“iBio” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into the initial Statement of Work (“SOW1”) under its Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with AzarGen Biotechnologies (Pty.) Ltd. (“AzarGen”).   Following iBio’s successful use of its technologies and manufacturing capabilities to advance the development of AzarGen’s surfactant protein…

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Stellenbosch Digital LaunchLab Talk: Karabo Nkoana – ‘How the SA SME Fund is changing the game for SA startups’

It’s the September Stellenbosch Digital LaunchLab Talk and we are honoured to have guest speaker Karabo Nkoana, Associate Principal at SA SME Fund join us. Karabo will be speaking to us on ‘How the SA SME Fund is changing the game for SA startups.’   After qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Cape Town, Karabo started her…

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Vollar is solving one of the biggest challenges of corporate social investment

Corporates and NPOs are dramatically improving engagement with their CSI programmes thanks to Vollar’s new digital incentive currency.   The biggest challenge facing corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa often isn’t funding – it’s engagement. Budgets are planned around expected or initial engagement with a programme, only to run into unexpected participant drop-off, with the result being that funding…

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