South Africa’s most promising tech start-ups will join global start-ups to showcase their products and services to visionary entrepreneurs, millennial CEOs and high-profile investors at GITEX 2019. GITEX is among the leading Tech events on the global tech calendar.
These South African tech start-ups will join approximately 750 start-ups from 75 countries at the 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week, taking place from 6 to 9 October 2019 in Dubai. It is the biggest tech event in the Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, and the world’s global tech giants including Huawei, Samsung, Cisco and SAP to name a few are expected to participate.
What is GITEX
GITEX is a platform through which leaders in tech business meet to drive the global transformation agenda.
South Africa’s top 16 tech start-ups selected largely from Seda’s incubation programme will exhibit their innovative tech products and services to over 100,000 visitors from 140 countries.
The Seda supported incubators from which these local start-ups are selected are Soft-Start BTI in Gauteng; SmartXchange in KZN; and TuksNovation in Gauteng. The start-ups will get a chance to be part of the business match-making process on a global platform.
This is also an opportunity to expose local start-ups to global markets; source new suppliers and information to enhance their products and services; benchmark their offerings against the best in the world; see and experience the latest trends and technologies; as well as formulate business relationships that can potentially accelerate the growth of their start-ups.
The start-ups heading to GITEX which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre are:
- Skillup (Pty) Ltd,
- Wise Parking Systems (Pty) Ltd,
- Ruzambilu Holdings (Pty) Ltd,
- Innovate Logistics (Pty) Ltd,
- Madlokovu Business (Pty) Ltd,
- Aviro Med Design (Pty) Ltd,
- VIC IT Consulting (Pty) Ltd,
- We Are It (Pty) Ltd,
- Catin Systems, Mhlaba Group,
- Excel At Uni (Pty) Ltd, Tag Your Ride (Pty) Ltd,
- Belsias Communications (Pty) Ltd,
- Go Metro (Pty) Ltd,
- SoftCoza Developers (Pty) Ltd
- KT Opportunities.
The services, products and innovations provided by these SMMEs include on-street parking solutions, cyber security solutions, online meeting tools and a smart airport mobile app. These products and services all provide global solutions and have the potential to attract international investment and global partnerships that could potentially make these start-ups major players in the global tech innovation space in the future.