Meet the 2016 #HackJozi top ten


The number of application in the 2016 #HackJozi Startup Challenge has been narrowed down from 100 a few weeks ago to the final top 10 who’ll be competing for the R1 million prize.

Included in the top 10 is a startup that provides ways for parents to reduce screen time for their children, a free pick up and drop off laundry service and an online platform to upload or download building plans for quicker approval by local authorities.

The top ten are:

Tuta-Me

A mobile application that looks to connect tutors with students for tutoring services.

TimeWize Parental Control

A tool for parents to address screen-time issues with their children and their Android devices.

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Mensch

An online marketplace where the demand for sound, pragmatic and sustainable advice by businesses is matched to the supply of high quality business experts from South Africa’s top business schools and business consultancies.

LCERT

LCERT (Low Cost Educational Robotics Toy) Kit, which includes hardware, software and activities.

Spotless

A pickup and drop-off of laundry service that ensures that clothes are cleaned and dry-cleaned to the highest standards.

Advicement

Building an online platform which aims to automate the functions of a traditional financial advisor.

DUEPROP

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An integrated online due-diligence portal, available on multiple platforms and designed for all property sector stakeholders.

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eSubmit

An online platform on which building plans and other related documentation can be uploaded and/or downloaded for the purposes of obtaining building approval from local authorities.

Gradrr

This system prepares and automatically marks multiple choice questions. Advanced features are being offered to educational institutions to analyse and report on the information.

TechnoVera

Smart lockers that reduce the average waiting time for patients collecting chronic medication at primary healthcare collection facilities.

The top 10 each get a one-year free membership at the Tshimologong Hub in Braamfontein,

A demo day will be held on Friday, 13th May when all ten finalists will present their ideas.

“The 2016 shortlist of ten finalists is an impressive list of young people with new and innovative ideas in the digital arena,” Ravi Naidoo, City of Joburg executive director for Economic Development said in a statement.

“After a rigorous process that has been playing out over the past six weeks, we now have ten superb businesses which have fought through three rounds of the competition and have been judged on the technical feasibility of their venture, scalability and the wow-factor.”

The top three winners of the 2016 #HackJozi Challenge will be announced on Thursday, 19th May.

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