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Africanize

Student startup Africanize secures R50k funding with an affordable food delivery app

About Africanize: Africanize supports small-scale food entrepreneurs through content promotion and delivery support. Focusing on township and urban areas, we work with entrepreneurs getting products in and out of the township to urban areas and also vice versa. To our end-user customers, we are a food delivery service that is accessible across any city we …

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Bodyweight Athleisure

Vibrant activewear student startup Bodyweight Athleisure secures R20k funding

  About Bodyweight Athleisure: We are working towards a unisex and gender-neutral approach to plus-size athleisure. Activewear is something that does not need to be gendered and many times perform well as a singular product for many people unless it’s a specialized product. Founder: Brandy Zulu What they do: Here at Bodyweight Athleisure, We want …

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Distinctly

Student startup Distinctly secures R10k funding with a mouth-watering nutrition

About Distinctly: The company consists of 4 members. We are all young professionals with university degrees, Distinctly is our side-project. Our degrees are in Software Engineering, Strategic Management, Information Systems, and Mechanical Engineering. Founders:  Tomas Moschides, Jonathan Tooke, Marzanne Dijkstra, Jono Hart What they do: We aim to provide an online platform for consumers to …

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Inclusive PV

Economical tech student startup Inclusive PV comes 9th place

Company Name Inclusive PV Founders:  Esihle Vellem, Zikhona Booi What they do: We offer energy consultation and Solar PV installation to township businesses. About Inclusive PV: Inclusive PV is a solar PV installer and consultancy firm aimed at providing access to renewable energy to small township-based businesses such as SPAZA shops, Social Clubs, Hair Salons, …

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Kwela Brews

Economical breweries student startup Kwela Brews secures R20k funding

About Kwela Brews: The brewing of traditional African beers on a domestic scale has been a source of employment for African women for decades. Due to limited resources, they brew in poor hygienic conditions and poor efficiency, leading to the use of lethal additives in their brews and posing a health threat to their customers. …

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Mandla Health

Innovative medical student startup Mandla Health secures R50k funding

About Mandla Health: Mandla Health was conceived at a medical sciences laboratory bench, where frustrations over the public health sector were shared. Time was spent reflecting on how we can improve doctors’ interaction with patients whilst simultaneously empowering patients with information about their health conditions, tools to monitor their health as well as providing a …

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Mandla Money

Fintech student startup Mandla Money secures R150k funding

Company Name Mandla Money Founders: Titose Chembezi, Julian Kanjere What they do: We provide a suite of mobile and web applications for fast, affordable, and more efficient blockchain-enabled financial services in low-tech environments for financial inclusion. About Mandla Money: Our core functionality lies in tracking user account balances on the Stellar/Ripple blockchain network using Mandla …

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NONG Autonomous Systems

Emerging tech student startup NONG Autonomous Systems comes 10th place

About NONG Autonomous Systems: Nong Autonomous Systems is a company dedicated to creating retail technology solutions that provide consumers with a more convenient and holistic shopping experience. Founders:  Reabetswe Louwfant, Thapelo Nthite, Devin Smyth, Katiso Mabulu What they do: We are in the process of developing a fully automated hyper- personalized convenient store that offers …

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Strapp

Innovative student startup Strapp secures R50k funding

About Strapp: We are a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that enables you to rent out your underutilized possessions to others in the community for short-term periods. Founders:  Darren de Abreu, Jamie Seymour What they do: Our mission is to increase access to sustainable, community-led ownership, providing a safe and central place to transact with others in …

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Accomplish Transition Company

Accomplish Transition Company – Student Startup Profile #12

About Accomplish Transition Company: Accomplish Transition Company (ATC) seeks to offer a wide range of goal-minded extensive mentorship at reasonable low fees to its clients. Talking is not enough, our mentorship program seeks to be a long-term partner to its clients until they reach where they want to be. Founder: Samkelo Ngubane What they do: …

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