2019 Winners of Santam Safety Ideas Season 3

Cape Town, 16 August 2019: Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, has announced two start-up businesses, DeepData and Cloudline, as winners of Season 3 of the Santam Safety Ideas Challenge.   The judges felt that the two start-ups had the best potential to significantly impact insurance risk management and underwriting for the agriculture industry respectively.  Both winners were selected because…

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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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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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