SALGA Open Day

- EPF Open Days -

EPF in proud partnership with the South African Local Government Association hosted an open day for the Incubation Hub students on 30th of September 2022. Here the Incubation Hub students were given an opportunity to present their solutions to the SALGA board to examine market readiness and for coaching and mentoring from the SALGA department heads.
This was also to assist the students in their entrepreneurial journey and to see if their solutions can be used in local municipalities.

1. Our first incubatee Mr. Karabo Masenyadiloana from team "What the Hack" opened the session for us. Karabo's team won the "Youth unemployment" Hackathon hosted in June 2021 in proud partnership with the South African Local Government Association. Their solution is an integrated enterprise solution for both private and government entities that allows for the posting, pre-adjudication, and application of tenders via an online portal. It also serves as a document management system that negates the need to process printed applications.
2. The second team to present was team 'Synigency'. Team Synigency won second place in our inaugural "Global Healthcare" Hackathon hosted in August 2022 in proud partnership with Sweden-based Hack for Earth Their Solution provides a solution that will deliver medication efficiently and cost effective with less risk of fraudulent activities and at the same time reduce queues in healthcare centers. Synigency digitize patient files, send alerts to patients, and provide blind shipment. The solution will automate the process and streamline communication between doctors and patients.
3. Wrapping up the open day presentations was Alex from team "Kasi Army" Alex's team won the "Township SMME Development" Hackathon hosted in June 2021 in proud partnership with SAtion Digital SA Nationand Microsoft The teams solutions is a WhatsApp Biz bot that collects and reports on customer info (incl. demographics) and business transactional data, through scanning virtual and physical customer cards. Shoppers present the virtual or physical card to the vendor to pay for goods and services whilst the vendors scan the card to document customer payments for goods and services purchased

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