“The value of participating in event like these is to make the connections and have the conversations that could lead to the next step,” said Rudi Kriel, representing flx EV. “We are really excited to introduce more people to our products, and initiatives like these really help to get the word out to more networks,” said Tshepo Mangoele, representing NatUVcare™.
“As a City, supporting entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of establishing successful businesses is at the core of all we do. Providing support to the Green Economy through strategic business partners is key to the strides that we have made in this sector. These organisations are critical to economic growth and creating job opportunities. We are committed to helping business innovations that prioritise the protection of our natural environment and resources. The quality of the pitches was exceptional. We will continue to create platforms to help businesses grow and in turn employ more Capetonians,” said Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee member for Economic Growth, City of Cape Town.
These two winners will now each receive a set of prizes sponsored by RMB, BioCiti Labs, LaunchLab, SAREBI, Enlit Africa and Dentons.
“The impact I hope to see is that more entrepreneurs can be encouraged to see that there is support available to them,” said Kuhle Mnisi, principal at Secha Capital, one of the judges.
In the pre-venture category: