Enterprise Elevator to Introduce Their Tech Accelerator Programme at the SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town

Silicon Cape
27 Aug 2015

Focusing on technology that positively impacts health and social upliftment, Enterprise Elevator is helping local entrepreneurs and start-ups with a programme geared towards making a difference and fast-tracking growth.


Cape Town, August 2015 – Designed to help grow impactful tech businesses, with healthcare being one of the key focuses, Enterprise Elevator will be introducing its Tech Accelerator initiative at the SA Innovation Summit’s Healthcare Innovation Dialogue in Cape Town on Friday 28 August 2015 to show how its programme can be used to empower entrepreneurs to make a difference within the health tech sector as well as other broader tech sectors that foster positive social change.


Based in South Africa, and comprising three partner organisations – Entrepreneur Traction, Impact Amplifier and Visions2Ventures – Enterprise Elevator is a unique solution designed to grow tech businesses that help to provide positive social impact. From apps that allow users to find clinics and doctors in nearby areas, to mobile health services, online tools and directories and numerous other innovative ideas that promote health and empowerment, the Health Tech Accelerator programme will be launching at the much-anticipated SA Innovation Summit that is currently taking place.


The theme of this year’s Healthcare Innovation Dialogue is Health Innovation – creating an enabling and inclusive environment for entrepreneurs to flourish. With its vast potential to empower small businesses, entrepreneurs and self-starters to make a difference in communities, Enterprise Elevator will be discussing the ability of technology in today’s market, with an introduction to its accelerator programme presented by Eric Edelstein.


Dean Cannell, Entrepreneur Traction CEO, says, “Simply put, it’s all about the entrepreneur. Enterprise Elevator is about enabling entrepreneurs to impact society through technology; and technology is a key role-player in fostering innovation and driving economic growth not only locally, but globally as well.”


About Enterprise Elevator


Enterprise Elevator (EE) is a partner driven accelerator platform focused on high impact tech start-ups that provide solutions to Africa’s most pressing issues. EE plans to launch its first accelerator program in South Africa, which will have a particular focus on health-tech and m-health.


The key objectives of the program include Investment Readiness, offered through an intensive four month, nine module programme that provides fundable documentation and support for up to 10 businesses; Accelerate Access to Capital, a post-programme initiative that enables the team to identify prospective investment partners and Business Development, which offers market access support to support businesses in scaling operations according to strategic goals.


Discussion Line-Up


The Healthcare Innovation Dialogue forms part of the greater SA Innovation Summit event that is currently underway. Enterprise Elevator will be presenting an introduction to their acceleration programme just after 16h00, so be sure to get there early in order to join this open discussion. A full line-up for Friday’s discussions can be found below:


15h30 – Arrival and welcome drink


16h00 – Welcome by MC Kieno Kammies


16h05 – Introduction to Enterprise Elevator, presented by Eric Edelstein (Entrepreneur Traction)


16h10 – Market based opportunities in eHealth and mHealth, presented by Gaby Rosario (Deloitte)


16h25 – Government support in health innovation, presented by Michael Manning


16h35 – Start-up Experience: Pulse, presented by Marie Stopes – winner of Health Hackathon, Andrea Thompson and Samuel M. Molahloe


16h40 – Mobenzi, presented by Andi Friedman


16h50 – LifeQ, presented by Riaan Conradie


17h00 – Panel Discussion, moderated by Vuyisa Qabaka (Entrepreneur Traction):


  • Investment readiness / market access opportunities: VC/ Angel – David van Dijk (ABAN and VC4Africa)
  • Online Healthcare Group – Handré Dreyer
  • Innovation Hub (Groote Schuur) and Incubator (UCT GSB) – Katusha de Villiers
  • Mobikele.com – Craig Friderichs


17h25 – Role of academia in health innovation, presented by SIHI – UCT GSB Dr. Francois Bonnici


17h35 – Closing remarks, presented by Vasili Sofiadellis


17h40 – Vote of thanks, presented by Tanner Methvin (Impact Amplifier)


Visit www.enterpriseelevator.co.za for further information, or view further contact details below.