It all began with Leslen Ash, founder and CEO of iTechnology, and her search for affordable digital solutions that could be simplified and packaged for clients across the continent. Leslen created a framework that called for each of these products to tick 3 non-negotiable boxes:
- It must make customers’ lives easier
- It must be easy to use and implement
- It must be affordable
Today, iTechnology Africa solutions tick all of these boxes, while also providing world-class products created by African digital innovators, for the African continent.
ProjectOne prides itself on making #4IR and successful digital transformation more approachable. They are an innovative technology company that uses engineering and digital transformation to create sustainable manufacturing and agro-processing processes, boosting both productivity and profitability.
They’re on a mission to use these key benefits to increase South Africa’s rate of industrialisation, while creating jobs in the process. The company’s IoT tool is founded on hands-on international manufacturing engineering experience, and is designed to support the plight of local manufacturers as they work to regain market share against the pressures of international imports.
Sima is a young company founded by Tshepo and Ntumbuluko. The company consists of a group of agencies that each perform different roles within the ICT spectrum, from web development and design, to videography and digital marketing.
Saturated Agency is a truly unorthodox, sector-agnostic digital agency that provides consultancy, development, design and marketing services. Founded by Mamello Mofokeng and Nkululeko Nkosi in 2019, the start-up has grown from a two-person team to a more robust team of passionate individuals, each bringing a host of specialist services to individuals, SMMEs, NPOs/NPCs/NGOs and corporate companies.
Maxon Group T/A The Hub: Thabang Malungane
Driven by the vision to offer affordable ICT services to the Nellmapius and Mamelodi communities, this township-based ICT Business Hub provides people with access to ICT resources, while standing strong as an advocate for computer STERMS and Digital Transformation.
InfoMedia: Senzeni Dladla
Founded by #YEP top achiever, Senzeni Dladla, INFOMedia is skilled at delivering brand stories via a wide range of media, from traditional radio and print, to the podcasts and digital stories loved by audiences around the world.
The company was founded on the insight that small local businesses are not adequately informed when it comes to getting optimum value out of their often-costly advertising efforts. To date, INFOMedia has worked with over 20 small businesses across a variety of industries, and has also partnered with the most renowned media houses in South Africa.