Making Business Sense of Technology

Savant is a commercially-focused hardware technology incubator that provides bespoke business development support.
Savant partners with highly skilled science and technology inventors for their start-up growth journey.

Savant is a commercially-focused hardware technology incubator that provides bespoke business development support. Savant partners with highly skilled science and technology inventors for their start-up growth journey.

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2683

Million ZAR In Revenue

146

Million ZAR Raised

90

Survival Rate

215

Local Jobs Created

Savant brings unrivalled technology commercialisation know-how and experience to the South African start-up landscape. Savant offers bespoke commercialisation support to hardware technology inventors through long term, risk-based partnerships. Inventors stand to gain a streamlined journey from minimum viable product development to early market traction, both locally and internationally. Investors stand to gain early access to a pipeline of professionally de-risked technology companies to invest in.

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Ventures

Savant typically partners with early stage ventures if it sees the value in the venture’s prospects, inventor capabilities and potential commercial product offering. While Savant may have multiple stages to its approach, some may inventors partner with Savant further along the business life cycle than others. Savant systematically de-risks these partnered ventures and gets them ready for commercialisation and investment.

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Approach

Savant in the News

Savant Incitech Entrepreneur Magazine number 16 top 50 SA black entrepreneurs to watch
Incitech

Top SA Black Entrepreneurs: Incitech

Incitech's team recently featured at number 16 in Entrepreneur Magazine's watch list: 50 Top SA black entrepreneurs to watch.According to Entrepreneur Magazine, South Africa needs…
Savant Venture Fund Principle Nick Allen SA SME Fund CEO Ketso Gordhan
Savant

Savant scales its impact

Cape Town-based hardware incubator Savant is looking to scale up its impact after raising ZAR110 million (US$7.8 million) from the SA SME Fund, which it…
Savant Venture Fund Nick Allen Francois Malan Kate Turner-Smith Ketso Gordhan SA SME Fund
Savant

Savant gets R110m to invest

The R1.4-billion SA SME Fund has committed R110-million to Cape Town based hardware tech incubator Savant, with 50% of this amount earmarked for black African…

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