Innovate South Africa provides a platform to ignite creative thinking, to nurture invention and encourage entrepreneurship among young people. Innovate South Africa is inspiring and empowering a cohort of young problem solvers that address challenges they truly understand. 

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Our Team

Innovate South Africa is run by a group of young people who are passionate to see South African innovation grow. We consist of a large team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who tirelessly work towards our vision. Our team is directed by an executive board, Grant, Stefan and Emma.

Our team is constantly growing and adding to its number. If you would like to join us, please fill in the Join the Team form.

If you would like to work with our innovateSA finalists by offering advice, mentoring, or running a workshop, fill in the 'A Team' form (Advisory Team).


World Design Capital 2014
University of Cape Town
Standing Tall
MIT Media Lab
Harvard University
Bandwidth Barn

Ignite Innovation

There are many ways you can contribute to igniting innovation in South Africa.

You can donate your time by being a mentor, running a workshop, helping us once off with graphic design, joining our volunteer team full time ... there are many ways to join the family.

Just fill in the Get Involved form and we will get back to you with more information.