KPMG Private Enterprise unveils Africa’s top tech innovator
30 June 2021 – Today KPMG South Africa announced the winners of their 4-month long KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator in Africa competition which aims to recognise Africa’s most successful technology innovators across the continent, with Khula! coming out as the leading tech innovator and set to partake in the global leg of the competition, taking place in November 2021.
This global competition, which was created to include 16 countries across most major regions of the world, invited businesses to pitch their innovations and present their growth ambitions to panels of local and global industry experts, in the hopes of being recognised as a leading tech innovator.
“We opened the competition to Africa in February this year and received 75 applications from across the continent. The response was phenomenal, as was the talent and innovation across these businesses. Thirty (30) applicants were then chosen, based on the competition criteria, to proceed to the judges’ scoring round. From here ten (10) finalists were then invited to pitch at a virtual event, held on Wednesday 30 June 2021, where Khula! was announced as the overall Africa winner,” says Alan Barr at KPMG.
Khula! was not only chosen because of the innovation they have shown in their business but, most importantly for how sustainable this business model has proven to be – from a start-up to a company that now has incredible growth potential. There is no doubt that Africa should be closely watched as the next big growth market with an exciting digital ecosystem and job creation resources and Khula! has demonstrated how digital innovation, coupled with a customer-centric view, can truly provide lessons for the rest of the world to learn, and grow from.