The FNB Innovation Awards finalists were announced last week, and eight are from SiliconCape. These businesses were selected as they are founder-led, have high growth potential and the capacity to create substantial numbers of jobs and demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates - locally and internationally.
The 8 Silicon Cape businesses that are up for awards on the 8th of June are:
ArcAqua – A food security company with a vision to eliminate all food wastage using ozone technology.
BrandsEye – An opinion mining company that uses search algorithms, crowdsourcing and machine learning to mine online conversation for accurate sentiment assessment.
Sea Monster – A content company that uses animation, games and immersive technologies, to inspire behaviour change to deliver education and business outcomes.
Khonology – applies proprietary assessment tools and training to prepare African youth for IT employment opportunities through its outsourcing and recruitment businesses
SweepSouth – South Africa’s first online platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning from a smart device.
ThisIsMe – Uses advanced multipoint identity verification and enhanced due diligence to reduce fraud and ensure a seamless, on-demand Fica process for businesses and consumers.
Wyzetalk – A leading employee engagement platform for emerging markets. The company’s patented technology enables large organisations to engage with its entire employee base.