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 presented the Western Cape Entrepreneurship, Expo, Summit and Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise innovative entrepreneurship and those displaying business excellence in the categories of: Emerging Business, Women-owned Business, Social Enterprise, Most Innovative Business and Township Business.
Quickloc8 is an app developed for and used by taxi owners to manage their drivers, reduce on-road accidents, and improve overall safety in the taxi industry. The app runs cutting-edge technology to provide real-time updates on taxi activity with the aim of, through partnering with local taxis owners and their associations, finding practical solutions to modernising the taxi industry. The Milnerton-based business further endorses its commitment to socioeconomic redress by hiring unemployed graduates who are upskilled and used to provide tech support to clients.
More information on the other winners and categories can be found on the Western Cape Government website.
This is an adaptation of an article entitled “2018 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Competition” on the Western Cape Government website.