Innovation Awards 2021
Entries Open 24 May 2021.
Call for entries
BCX launched the Digital Innovation awards in June 2019 with the aim to recognise Digital Innovation Excellence in South African Enterprises. This year’s awards will open on Monday, 24 May 2021 to digital innovation entries from Large, Medium, and Small South African enterprises. All award entry information will be available on 24 May 2021. All entries are free.
There are two categories:
- Large Enterprise – South African Companies only.
- Small, Medium Enterprise – South African Companies only.
2020 SME Category Winners
In third place – FinChatBot
FinChatBot is a FinTech Start-up, founded in Cape Town, South Africa. It was co-founded by two passionate French Entrepreneurs, Antoine & Romain to help financial service providers acquire & retain customers using AI-powered conversations.
In second place – Ozow
Ozow Revolution: a drive toward digital inclusion for all. An effort to make digital payments available to everyone and create greater opportunity to participate in the digital economy.
Winner of the 2020 Digital Innovation Award (SME category) – Bottles App
Bottles, a start-up app providing on-demand alcohol delivery, partnered with grocery store giant Pick ‘n Pay mid-2018. The partnership helped Bottles scale their app across South Africa, delivering for over 50 Pick ‘n Pay Liquor stores nationwide. The company leveraged their existing partnership and infrastructure to pivot their business to enable it to deliver grocery and essential goods during the COVID-19 lockdown. The app is now partnering with more than 90 Pick n Pay stores and helping deliver groceries across Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.
2020 Corporate Category Winners
In third place – Old Mutual Wealth
Enabling real-time holistic financial planning conversations and trade-offs through digital capabilities. How might we simplify complex financial planning for clients through the use of in-house technology and state-of-the-art financial planning tools that are responsive and can easily demonstrate the value of the financial planner, whilst creating better investment outcomes for clients and meeting all of the compliance needs of the financial planner.
In second place – Netcare VirtualCare
Netcare VirtualCare is a new Telehealth platform for virtual doctor consults offering patients greater choice, safety and easier access to quality healthcare. A doctor consult no longer requires a patient to travel to a consulting room or hospital to receive the required care. It is a convenient, technology powered platform for accessing healthcare.
Winner of the 2020 Digital Innovation Award (Corporate category) – Checkers Sixty60
Checkers Sixty60 is an innovative Mobile Grocery Delivery App that allows a customer to shop in as little as 60 seconds and get their groceries delivered in 60 minutes.
“Congratulations to the winners and the runners up. We hope to see them rise in size and influence, as well as in the impact their companies make not only in the country but at a global level.”
Jonas Bogoshi, BCX CEO
2020 Awards Shortlist
SME Entries Shortlist:
Nkgwete IT Solutions
Simulated Training Solutions
Buy Small ®
Fin Chat Bot
CORPORATE Entries Shortlist:
The Shoprite Group of Companies
Old Mutual Group