PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) has just announced the top 10 startup finalists of its Vision to Reality Awards that will be taking part in its three month accelerator programme. In an effort to celebrate dynamic companies, the top 10 finalists are given the opportunity to showcase their innovative companies and gain access to leading advisors and a direct route to seed and venture capital.
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In essence, the PwC Accelerator wants to help companies make their visions sustainable by making sure they have the skills to commercialise their products and services accordingly. The final winners will be announced 18 September so keep your eyes peeled.
Here are the top 10 so far:
The company provides a platform that specialises in point-of-sale integrated mobile transacting. wiGroup provides the tech that consumers and businesses require to transact and interact in a swift, secure and convenient manner, using their mobile phones.
GoMetro wants to capture, curate and improve the transport information available to residents of Cape Town, South Africa. The solution is a mobile app and service that is free to use, and captures, manages and presents transport information for the rail network in Cape Town.
Targeting corporate businesses, Energy Partners wants to provide optimal energy solutions to help manage the challenges of an energy environment focused on power saving and renewable energy.
Online transaction security startup Entersekt provides interactive transaction authentication for banks serious about account takeover fraud. It does this by introducing an isolated communication channel between phone and financial institution that avoids reliance on the internet for user and transaction verification.
ArcAqua is a company that’s developing a suite of innovative ozone delivery products that make the oxidising properties and benefits of O3 accessible to many professional industries. For instance, the company has patented a method of using ozone as a environmentally-friendly sanitiser.
Euphoria is a Voice Over Internet Protocol and Cloud PBX provider that wants to provide comprehensive and customer-centric telephony solutions in South Africa.
IT School Innovation is an education company that focuses on combining the best educational practices with the latest technology to enable a teaching and learning environment for the modern age.
The hardware startup provides electric vehicles that provide first and last mile, public transport in urban areas. These eco-friendly yellow vehicles are wants to fill the gap for commuters that need micro transport within a 3 km radius.
RedButton WiFi wants to provides wireless internet solutions. The company aims to become the ICT provider people think of first when looking for affordability and superior service.
TriggerFish is a computer-animated film studio based in Cape Town and is best known for its animated feature films Adventures in Zambezia, and Khumba.