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Syafunda: “The future of learning”

Affordable and accessible education is still not realised everywhere in the world. Having personally experienced a shortage of teachers, Zakheni Ngubo developed Syafunda; an online platform for students providing access to localised digital content. With over 80.000 students using the…

SALt: “ This isn’t just a product, it’s a social movement”

The idea was born during a hike in the mountains in the northern part of the Philippines. The lack of a sustainable and inexpensive lighting system for the local population of the country was triggering them to come up with…

HearX: “Breaking the barriers in hearing loss detection”

With already seven start-ups under his belt, Nic Klopper is always looking for new opportunities. He is without a doubt a true entrepreneur at heart. When he was asked to lead the effort to commercialize hearX Group’s intellectual property, he…

“Building a future for everyday heroes”

People are at the heart of what they do. They don’t see themselves as ‘heroic’ entrepreneurs but rather as facilitators who like to work together in teams and put merits and weights on several shoulders. Meet Tree Alliance, a global…

“Speaking with Julis”

It was her sister Julis who inspired Daniela Galindo to launch her own company. Julis was born with a disability and therefore not able to speak. Daniela developed a technological solution: a software program to aid communication by using a…

“No more food waste in the value chain”

  They are the most early-stage start-up amongst the other eight Accelerate2030 finalists, but a very successful year earned them a spot in the accelerator program. Beginning of February “Wholesurplus”, a web application that links retailers and food banks in…

“With Piipee we want to help save the planets water”

It was in the morning, after a couple of days fasting when he went to the toilet to have a pee. And when he flushed, he realized one thing: “I just spoilt so much clean water!” It took him seven…