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SA's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups 2023

Thu Nov 30, 18:00 - Thu Nov 30, 21:00

Homecoming Theatre


Every year, the South African entrepreneur ecosystem celebrates the amazing businesses that are driving the economy forward. 

How Are The Startups Evaluated? 

The three main criteria are: 1) innovation, 2) scalability, 3) IP. 

Who Are The Judges? 

Each year Top 5 Startups appoints eight highly-qualified persons to evaluate the nominations. 

When Are The Top 5 Named? 

Heavy Chef hosts a gala event at the beginning of December. Book your seats here. 

Previous Winners:

2017: Jumo, SweepSouth, Wala, Yoco, Zoona.

2018: Aerobotics, DataProphet, LifeCheq, LifeQ, Thursdays.

2019: 3x4 Genetics, DigsConnect, Lula, Mama Money, MyFanPark.

2020: Bathu, Carry1st, EasyEquities, MatchKit, Yebo Fresh. 

2021: FCB. ai. Kusini Water. Livestock Wealth. Valenture Institute. WalkFresh. 

2022: Curbon. Floatpays. Franc. Parket. Zoie Health.

Who are the organisations that make the awards a reality? 

PayFast and Xero (Premium Partners) 

Xneelo and Workshop17


SA's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups 2023
Homecoming Theatre
15 M59, District Six, Cape Town, 7925
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