Top 10 Finalists for 2022 GreenPitch Challenge Announced

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News Flash

  • The Top 10 finalists for the 2022 GreenPitch Challenge have been chosen.
  • These green economy innovators will now be preparing to pitch to a panel of judges on 5 May, at an event hosted by GreenCape in partnership with the City of Cape Town’s Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub.
  • The pitch event will be attended in person by invite only but streamed for the broader public via Zoom Webinar. Register for the Zoom Webinar here.

The 2022 GreenPitch Challenge Top 10 finalists, chosen from ~150 inspiring entries, in no particular order, are:

In the pre-venture category:

  • Justin Coetzee (electric mobility) – GoMetro
  • Mushroom Network (plastic alternatives) – MushNet Mycelium Packaging
  • Zoliswa Ladygail Hlatshwayo (circular economy) – Me2you (a food sharing solution)
  • Farai Dziike (water) – Waste water treatment technology
  • Chris Nganga Kimaru (sewer and storm water networks resilience) – Manhole Protector Grid (MPG)

In the pre-growth category:

  • Tshepo Mangoele (bio-economy, circular economy) – NatUVcare™ [By LignOrganic (PTY) Ltd.]
  • Jon Kornik (energy) – Plentify
  • Luvo Gugwana (energy, agriculture) – Aquaponics franchise
  • Thulani Khumalo (water, service delivery) – Preventing leaks smart polymer manhole covers
  • Leslie Wallace (circular economy) – Mobile crushers, locally manufactured

The Top 10 stand to win prizes to the value of R400 000 sponsored by RMB, BioCiti Labs, LaunchLab, SAREBI, and Enlit Africa, with more to be confirmed.

The winners will be selected by a judging panel on the day of the event.

Well done to the finalists and good luck!

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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