9 innovative South African businesses to watch in 2018

FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) in association with Endeavor South Africa, has announced the 2018 finalists shortlisted for the title of FNB Business Innovator of the Year, now in its fourth year.

This year’s winner will be revealed at a gala dinner to be held on Thursday, 07 June 2018 at The Galleria, Sandton.

The prize for the winner is an all-expenses paid trip to attend the prestigious Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) in Argentina.

Previous winners include data mining group, BrandsEye, and mobile software firm, wiGroup, in 2016.

Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business said that much of the reason behind the need to encourage businesses through these awards is that they hold the greatest possibility to answer to the socio-economic challenges that South Africa finds itself.

“FNB BIA casts a spotlight on businesses with a minimum annual turnover of R10 million and display the highest potential to scale-up and become a market leader in its chosen industry and hence sustainably grow their contribution to SA.”

The 2018 finalists of the FNB Business Innovation Awards in association with Endeavor South Africa are:

Lars Veul and Derk Hoekert, founders of Pargo – Pargo is a smart logistics company that solves the challenges of last-mile distribution by allowing people to send and receive parcels at Pargo pick-up points, located at convenient retail stores throughout the country…

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