Congratulations Are In Order

The 4IR Aquatech Accelerator team together with its cohorts are in jubilation as we celebrate the five grand prize winners of the Brand Development Challenge.

Voting and announcement was made during a live virtual session on Friday, 3 September 2021. Winners were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the 4IR Aquatech team members and independent judge Mr William Botha who is not a stranger to the programme.

The competition received a great response from the candidates and the level of innovation was on another level. Participant’s submissions were judged based on

  • Creativity
  • Video execution
  • Understanding the brief
  • Brand narrative, and
  • Market relevance

After lengthy and robust deliberations the judges submitted their votes. Then the entrepreneurs were invited for their online submissions, anonymously. This two voting processes led to a final decision.

The following winners scooped the Ultimate Brand Grand Prize of the Website Development, CI and Brand Development with one year hosting, including one-on-one consultation with a brand expert.

  • 1st Prize  – Faith Mokgalaka, Puno App
  • 2nd Prize – Paseka Lesolang, WHC Aqua Mix
  • 3rd Prize  – Ntando Ndimande, Hydrop
  • 4th Prize –  Olefile Lekgoe, Lek-Leo Holdings
  • 5th Prize – Dashan Munsamy, Urban NXT

Once again, congratulations to all our winners, you truly deserved this honour. We are confident with this quality of creativity and innovation, our country can look forward to a promising tomorrow in the water, food and energy sector.

Mr Luck Litelu, Executive Chairman of ICRD Group Holding said: “After all your hard work and determination, we are excited to see you reap the fruits of your efforts. Please keep reaching for more exploits”.

On behalf of the 4IR Aquatech team, we would like to thank every entrepreneur who submitted their videos as well as the competition judges for the generous contribution of their time.

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