LaunchLab Industry Engagement for Agritech and Fintech Startups

LaunchLab has an exciting industry engagement coming up in July for pilot-ready Agritech and Fintech startups that are post-revenue. LaunchLab stands for facilitating valuable connections between startups and strategic partners in order for startups to pilot and receive funding and for our clients to innovate. We do more than just have our startups pitch to our clients by offering mentorship…

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Santam-Season

Santam Safety Ideas Season 3 finalists announced

Stellenbosch, 16 April 2019: Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, has announced the finalists of the Santam Safety Ideas Challenge Season 3. This challenge was derived from the notion that “Simple, smart ideas have the power to improve the well-being of South Africans”.   LaunchLab together with Santam selected finalists based on their market-readiness at a Showcase Day, which took…

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Vizibiliti

Vizibiliti Insight analyses R12 Billion in loan value using Alternative Credit Scoring data

Courtney Bentley started Vizibiliti Insight (VI) in 2016 and shortly thereafter participated in the LaunchLab’s Retail Innovation Challenge in partnership with ATTACQ. From participation in that challenge, the VI team gained exposure to the tenant opportunities and challenges in the commercial property market. They initially built an alternative credit scoring model for businesses renting from businesses.   With the learnings…

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Stellenbosch Digital LaunchLab Talk: The Root Story – ‘Building a Fintech Business in South Africa’

When the news broke about Root building a programmable bank card back in 2016, the article made it all the way to the top of Hacker News. In line with their Fintech roots, Root has built an open operating system for software innovators in insurance. Root enables organisations to sell various types of insurance online within weeks. Jonathan Stewart comes…

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