In a first-of-its-kind event, Nedbank will connect business leaders with visionary start-ups
Nedbank has expanded its US partnership with Plug and Play – the world’s largest innovation platform and described as the ultimate matchmaking machine between start-ups and corporates – to include South Africa for the first time.
Nedbank Private Wealth is proud to participate in this event to be held on the 17th and 18th of September in Johannesburg, where major corporates and business leaders will be connected to 10 visionary entrepreneurs from around the world.
At Nedbank Private Wealth, we understand what it means to use technology to remain relevant
'We continuously invest in innovation and look beyond traditional business methodologies and avenues to meet the changing needs of our clients', states Vince Boulle, Executive Head: Wealth Management at Nedbank Private Wealth. 'Events like The Disruption Agenda are critical to businesses finding new solutions'.
The start-ups represent both African and global start-ups from across industries
‘Some of the best start-ups in the world when it comes to disruption exist right here in South Africa. LifeQ, IoT.nxt and Aerobotics are proudly South African start-ups’, states Stuart van der Veen, Head of Disruption and Innovation at Nedbank CIB. ‘The most important thing for Nedbank is to get pilots and experiments underway and push straight through to commercialisation where possible’. The solutions presented by the 10 selected innovators demonstrate the importance of using technology to future-proof both businesses and human lives, and how critical disruption across every industry is.
Start-ups selected for The Disruption Agenda
About Plug and Play:
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. They have built accelerator programmes, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, the programmes have expanded to include a presence in over 20 locations globally, with 220 official corporate partners giving 6 000 start-ups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Plug and Play provides active investments with over 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and hosts more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in the Plug and Play community have raised over $7 billion in funding. Successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk.
For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com
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