Industry Sponsored Prizes

December 6, 2017

In addition to the prize packages for top performers, four of the GCIP-SA’s industry partners also sponsored specialist business-focused prizes for a number of lucky Finalists. Details are as follows:


Spoor & Fisher, a specialist, full-service international intellectual property (IP) law firm

Prize: R30 000 worth of legal services for the best pitch of the evening

Winner: Khepri Innovations (Bandile Dlabantu)


Skeg Product Development the only commercially successful, privately owned product development company in South Africa

Prize: Product discovery services to the value of R70 000, aimed at assisting the winner in establishing its decisive competitive edge

Winner: Khepri Innovations (Bandile Dlabantu)


Africawide, a management consulting firm focusing on partnering with clients to implement strategy

Prize: Business and engineering support services to the value of R180 000 (total) for five finalists.

Winners: Khepri Innovations (Bandile Dlabantu), Vehicle Energy Harvesting System (Clement Mokoenene), Gracious Nubian (Euodia Naanyane-Bouwer), New Carbon (Marius van der Merwe), and Yellow Beast (Pontsho Moletsane)


Cape Media, SA’s leading publisher of specialist business-to-business magazines

Prize: A full-colour, double-page advertorial in each of three of Cape Media’s flagship publications, Leadership Magazine, Black Business Quarterly, and SMME Handbook (including editorial coverage in the latter), to the value of R100 000

Winners: Coverage of the 11 top performers



The National Laser Centre at the CSIR designed and produced unique titanium trophies to the value of R50 000 as gifts to the winner and two runners-up.


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