The Digital Innovation Challenge showcase event is the culmination of a lot of effort from people representing the larger Fintech and 4IR-Tech ecosystems in the Western Cape. In itself the challenge has strengthened relationships and the ecosystems.
The challenge formed part of the Western Cape’s mandate to deliver a world-class digital ecosystem and be recognised as Africa’s Tech Capital. DEDAT approved initiatives to support five technology sector verticals, namely: Fintech, Safety-Tech, ScreenTech, TownshipTech and 4IR-Tech.
This challenge aimed to:
(1) Give Western Cape Fintech and 4IR-Tech firms the opportunity to showcase their solution to Investors, potential corporate clients and other ecosystem stakeholders.
(2) Provide the opportunity for various ecosystem stakeholders to interact in a constructive manner to create new and enhance existing business value.
(3) Publicly express Western Cape Province’s support for the Fintech and 4IR-tech ecosystems.
A winner and runner up was selected for each Tech ecosystem during the event. The finalists were
The judges were:
The winners were:
For more about the programme please download this introduction: WC showcase Demo Day intro 210303.pdf
Please click on agenda items to open the recording for that specific item. A full recording is available at the end of this page
Minister of Finance & Economic Opportunities Western Cape
Shamit Govind, Head of Emerging Technology – KPMG South Africa
Fintech Pitch sessions
4IR Tech Pitch Sessions
Solly Fourie, Head of Department, Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape
Olivia Dyer, Director: Digital Leadership, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape
To view the entire showcase day video, please click below:
KPMG South Africa was proud to be selected to partner with the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT).
As a firm, they are dedicated to working with private enterprise specifically entrepreneurs, family businesses and fast-growing companies. KPMG specialist teams understand what it takes for entrepreneurs to be successful at each stage of their business, whether looking to grow organically, or expand internationally, strengthen, or exit.
The approach to Fintech and 4IR-Tech this year was a team effort. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the programme!