The summit was a side event to the South African President Investment Conference and supported by the Technology Innovation Agency and VC firm Edge Growth. Over 140 in-person attendees and more than 1 000 virtual viewers joined more than 60 high-level investors at the summit as it sought out Africa’s best disruptors, across a variety of industries.
The event saw 21 startups from across Southern Africa come together to learn, network, and showcase their innovative Ideas to the AfricArena ecosystem of investors, incubators and accelerators.
“It’s at events like AfricArena that you get to lift your head up from the entrepreneurial trenches and get the validation for you and your team that the business you’re working hard on is having an asymmetrical impact on something so meaningful to all of us – finding and buying our homes,” says Flow Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Gil Sperling.
The five winners, including Flow, qualified for the AfricArena Grand Summit in Cape Town in November 2022. The other winners were:
- Most Innovative Startup: Lynkwise (Namibia) – CEO: Ryan Penderis
- Best Emerging Entrepreneur: Cylone Accounting (Namibia) – CEO: Jessé Liula Schiceya
- Best Seed Startup: Ejoobi (South Africa) – Founder: Simangele Mphala
- Best Series A Startup: Kuisini Water (South Africa) – CEO: Murendeni Mafumo
AfricArena, which has established itself as a leading ecosystem accelerator and deal flow platform across Africa has since its inception in 2017, has built a platform dedicated to supporting the creation of market access and investment opportunities for its ever-increasing community of founders, angels, corporates and VC investors.
“Winning an award like this in a talented pool of amazing startups shows that we’re on the right track,” says Flow Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Daniel Levy. “We know that we’re making a difference in the proptech sector in South Africa – and beyond – and it’s encouraging to see that other people understand the amazing value we’ve unlocked for the property industry, buyers and sellers”.
Flow is a proptech company that goes straight to the source of the largest social platforms in the world – to match people with property. The company has developed a platform which automatically creates property listing and agent profile ads on Facebook and Instagram, enabling the property industry on social media channels where people engage and spend their time.