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

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Seed funding awarded to 4 Savant startups

Four startups incubated at Cape Town based hardware tech incubator Savant have secured seed grants totalling over R2.5-million from the incubator’s seed fund partner —…
Quicloc8 Mbavhalelo Mabongo Winners 2018 Western Cape entrepreneurship
Quickloc8

Quickloc8 crowned most innovative business

Quickloc8 wins most innovative business at the 2018 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards in South Africa. On 21 November 2018, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism…
Savant Liquerc EPFL executive MBA team
liQuerc

liQuerc gets Swiss EMBA boost

For the past two years at least one company per year (in Savant's portfolio) has had the opportunity to have a group of experienced, international…

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