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The Digital Innovation Challenge showcase event is the culmination of a lot of effort from people representing the larger Fintech and 4IR-Tech ecosystems in the Western Cape. In itself the challenge has strengthened relationships and the ecosystems.

The challenge formed part of the Western Cape’s mandate to deliver a world-class digital ecosystem and be recognised as Africa’s Tech Capital. DEDAT approved initiatives to support five technology sector verticals, namely: Fintech, Safety-Tech, ScreenTech, TownshipTech and 4IR-Tech.

This challenge aimed to:

(1) Give Western Cape Fintech and 4IR-Tech firms the opportunity to showcase their solution to Investors, potential corporate clients and other ecosystem stakeholders.
(2) Provide the opportunity for various ecosystem stakeholders to interact in a constructive manner to create new and enhance existing business value.
(3) Publicly express Western Cape Province’s support for the Fintech and 4IR-tech ecosystems.
A winner and runner up was selected for each Tech ecosystem during the event. The finalists were




The judges were:

The winners were:

For more about the programme please download this introduction: WC showcase Demo Day intro 210303.pdf

Please click on agenda items to open the recording for that specific item. A full recording is available at the end of this page

Message from David Maynier

Minister of Finance & Economic Opportunities Western Cape

Opening Remarks:

Shamit Govind, Head of Emerging Technology – KPMG South Africa

Fintech Pitch sessions

1. Akhile Digital
2. Comparisure
3. Finvex.tech
4. Greenfingers Mobile
5. Info docs

4IR Tech Pitch Sessions

6. Aizatron
7. Autoscriber
8. Beefledger
9. Enlabeler
10. Voyc

Key Note Address:

Solly Fourie, Head of Department, Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape

Winner Announcement:

Olivia Dyer, Director: Digital Leadership, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape

To view the entire showcase day video, please click below:

KPMG South Africa was proud to be selected to partner with the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT).

As a firm, they are dedicated to working with private enterprise specifically entrepreneurs, family businesses and fast-growing companies. KPMG specialist teams understand what it takes for entrepreneurs to be successful at each stage of their business, whether looking to grow organically, or expand internationally, strengthen, or exit.

The approach to Fintech and 4IR-Tech this year was a team effort. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the programme!


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What our clients say.

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Gene Vayngrib, CEO & Co-founder Tradle, blockchain for compliance
Tradle is thrilled to win the KPMG Fintech Challenge in blockchain category, organized by Matchi. As a result we not only had great PR exposure, but got the opportunity to present to a set of banks and to KPMG's financial services leadership. This advanced our relationship with KPMG and we hope for mutual work with them in the future. We are also going to be eyeing new Fintech challenges organized by Matchi.
- Gene Vayngrib, Tradle


Andrew Bud, iProov
Sony’s selection of iProov as the winner of the FinTech Innovation Challenge with Matchi is an extraordinary and significant accolade. We very much look forward to working with Sony, delivering the benefits of our unique authentication technology to enhance user experiences, consumer trust and cyber security.
- Andrew Bud, iProov


Adam Turk, Vanare Platform
Thank you Matchi for identifying the Vanare Robo-advisor offering and connecting us to an exciting new business prospect with Liberty. It has been a pleasure dealing with your professional and enthusiastic team and we are looking forward to start working on the POC.
- Adam Turk, Vanare Platform


Angela Schmuck, IDMission
We have really enjoyed the Matchi Challenge experiences you have let us be a part of. I think this is an awesome concept that hopefully more and more companies will take advantage of. Being a part of the Matchi platform has given IDmission the opportunity to present to and pilot with global organizations that we normally would not have had access to on our own.
- Angela Schmuck, IDMission


Evans Munyuki, Head of Digital, Retail and Business Bank - Barclays Africa
Our Business Banking Challenge with Matchi was a great success, receiving responses from over 20 countries around the world and culminating with Proof of Concept projects with three of the six shortlisted finalists.
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Claire Rogers, Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation
The Fintech Innovation Showcase was a great opportunity to see and explore 'disruption' up close.
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Lior Haviv, Director
Matchi is the door to business opportunities with the right banks around the world. Through winning the Matchi Fintech Innovation Challenge we are currently in discussion with several banks that have showed an interest in our technology.
- Lior Haviv, Director, Onenet


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