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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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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Turning Ideas Into Action: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

It’s the third annual National Student Entrepreneurship Week (#SEW2019) designed to inspire participation in student entrepreneurial activities. Stellenbosch University in partnership with LaunchLab invites Stellenbosch University students to participate in this awareness program, to encourage increase their career options by acquainting themselves with the world and skills of entrepreneurship.   Student Entrepreneurship Week was piloted in 2017 by the Department…

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