Date: 6 May

Partner: SWIFT African Regional Conference

Location: The Westin, Convention Square, Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

Read the Press Release announcing the winners who will head on to the Finale at Sibos, watch all videos (interviews, wrap-up, and individual company pitches) on our YouTube channel, and get a nice social perspective of the event with our Storify. A selection of the best pictures is also available on our photo library.

To have more information around the 2015 Startup Challenge programme and the 60 companies participating this year, click here.

Here below, a quick overview of all companies who presented during the showcase:

Early-stage startups: less than 3 years old, and who have less than $1Million in Combined Revenue and Investment in the previous 12 months

Company Short description
logo ns card creditable enables caring employers to easily manage financial wellness for their employees by enabling them to administer payroll deduction services and products such as loans and savings products.
MyDigiVault_Logo_DesignVisit their website
ex3c Ex Nihilo Labs is a mobile financial technology firm focused on making financial transactions as easy and cheap as possible. We are pioneering a movement that seeks to give everyone equal access to the mainstream economy from the palm of their hands.
intelworld_logoVisit their website
kulealogo Kulea Consulting is a specialist business consultancy passionate about nurturing entrepreneurship and growing sustainable businesses. Their product Moola 1-2-3 is an interactive – easy-to-use – and real-time mobile app. Visit their website
Lula Logo Notafy was created to reduce the cost of business to consumer (and application to person) mobile messaging by replacing traditional SMS communication with instant messaging technology – think WhatsApp for business. Visit their website
Yuedilligence YueDiligence is an actionable light-touch due diligence tool for entrepreneurs – investors – and service providers to assess gaps in key business disciplines to advance partnerships and fundraising preparation. Visit their website

Growth-stage startups: more than 3 years old, or more than $1Million in Combined Revenue and Investment in the previous 12 months

Company Short description
2quins 2Quins is a specialist financial services sector solution provider and its niche is to reengineer and transform financial process and systems for productivity and quality that leads to thriving and effective finance and business information teams. Visit their website
BristleconeHoldings2014-Logo-FINALVisit their website
scanmanVisit their website
ZAQ LOGO ZAQ Finance frees low-income people from the exploitative debt-trap and poor value for money financial products (and others). Visit their website


Showcase sponsors:

Cape Town sponsors_showcase 2015