One of the largest banks in South Africa; Nedbank, has selected three South African Start-ups; Aerobotics, IoT.nxt and LifeQ among 10 other start-ups for The Disruption Agenda.
The Disruption Agenda is to connect innovative start-ups with major corporate and business leaders and it is in partnership with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play and will hold in Johannesburg this September.
Aside from the selected start-ups from South Africa, four US start-ups have also been selected to take part, as well as companies from Belgium, Israel and the United Kingdom (UK).
Stuart van der Veen, head of Disruption and innovation at Nedbank CIB, “we’re incredibly excited for the 10 start-ups that are going to be part of The Disruption Agenda. The most important thing for Nedbank is to get pilots and experiments underway and push straight through to commercialisation where possible.”
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“We’ve engaged with our most forward-thinking clients and they will be participating in both the deal-flow sessions and be present at the actual pitches of the startups.” He said.
Dylan Garnett, chief operating officer (COO) of LifeQ, said the company was looking forward to taking part in the programme.
“I am very excited that LifeQ has been selected for Plug and Play as it will undoubtedly serve as a great platform to help identify and, along with others, address real needs that exist in South Africa and the broader African continent, thereby furthering LifeQ’s vision of improving human health and wellbeing at scale,” he said.
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