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 Venture Fund Jonga Systems new device soft launch
Jonga

Jonga’s soft launch gains traction

Jonga, a Cape Town start-up has come up with an ingenious way to make townships safer – by building an affordable smart alarm that sends…
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Opencharge Wireless Power Technologies

Meet Savant’s 2019 seed fund beneficiaries

Four Cape Town based start-ups have collectively landed over R2.7-million in seed grants from the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), administered by Savant, a hardware tech…
Savant Vekta Innovations Ventureburn article
Vekta Innovations

Vekta – entrepreneurs with resilience

After almost 20 years of trying to develop a mobile gym and fitness analytics machine, John van Niekerk and Newtown Fortuin are still at it…

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