ATTACQ Retail Challenge

Shape the Future of Retail in Africa

The world of retail is changing, and ATTACQ, one of Africa’s leading real estate developers, is looking to partner with startups and new innovative companies to offer a cutting-edge experience in their existing and new developments.

The Retail Challenge

August 2016 to July 2017

People will always need space, but the nature of the activity in that space is changing everyday.

ATTACQ partnered with the LaunchLab to host a workshop to engage with retail startups at the Mall of Africa and at the Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab in search of ideas involving:

  • Responding to e-commerce
  • Customer experience, comfort and convenience
  • Payments
  • Operational issues such as utilities, security, cleaning


Retail Challenge Outcomes

Of the 10 finalists, 6 were selected as winners and we are still working with 4 at LaunchLab.

The Entrepreneur

Their winning innovation

  1. Digital voucher and gifting service
  2. A RFID inventory tracking and queue eliminator
  3. A platform to track revenue trends and make recommendations of potential tenants
  4. Assisting shopping centre owners understand and engage with customers using big data and analytics