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 Intelligent Safe Technologies feature
Intelligent Safe Technologies

What is the Intelligent Safe?

Crime continues to be one of the country’s biggest concerns and statistics released in the latter part of 2017 show that a record-high of 20,680…
Savant Demo Day Q1 2018 news feature
Intelligent Safe Technologies

Savant’s second Demo Day of 2018

Savant held its second Demo Day during June 2018. Demo Days happen once a quarter at Savant and foster a greater sense of community among…
Savant

Ventureburn Fundraising Q&A

Cape Town tech incubator Savant is busy raising funding for 4 of the 16 technology-related companies in its portfolio — while pursuing second-round funding for another 9, the incubator’s CEO Nick Allen…

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