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's Akili Labs receives investment from Founders Factory Africa - 2020
Akili Labs

Founders Factory Africa invests in Akili

Founders Factory Africa has accepted Akili Labs as one of five more African tech start-ups into its Venture Scale programme, which provides GBP30,000 (US$40,000) in…
Savant Intelligent Safe Technologies Seda 2019 SA Innovation Summit Pitch & Perfect Winner
Intelligent Safe Technologies

Intelligent Safe Technologies keeps winning

Intelligent Safe Technologies won first prize at the summit’s Seda Pitch & Perfect competition as well as third prize at the ANDZA Pitching Den competition.…
Savant Akili Labs Merck Making IT Africa-hybr top 4 finalists Ventureburn
Akili Labs

Akili Labs selected for international program

Akili Labs participated in a program, coordinated between Merck Accelerator, Make-IT in Africa and Hybr, which recently held its bootcamp in Nairobi.The program successfully closed…

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