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Envisionit E-Pay participates in Go Global Africa programme

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Envisionit E-Pay was awarded as one of South Africa’s Top 7 innovations by the UK Government’s Go Global Tech Hub Programme.

Envisionit E-Pay is Africa’s foremost online escrow service provider and its business is to protect the client’s interests.

Established in 2010, Envisionit Capital Solutions is a South African financial services business

predominantly focused on the institutional investment banking sub-sector (securities lending, asset management, listed equity funding & structuring and private equity).

Envisionit has extensive knowledge and is experienced in South African financial markets in a multitude of different investment areas and with different market practitioners; from hedge funds, investment banks and multi-managers to specialised investment houses and stockbrokers. Envisionit established and operates:

I believe Envisionit E-Pay will revolutionise the way we do business in Africa. As the only South African escrow service provider registered with both the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and Payment Association of South Africa (PASA), Envisionit E-Pay will ensure that you and your business can trade with complete peace of mind. We ensure that if you’re a buyer you get what you paid for and if you’re a seller or supplier you get paid immediately upon delivery or completion of your service. Your transactions are safe & secure while its quick & easy to start a new transaction – try it and see for yourself, says Terence Naidu Founder, Envisionit E-Pay

Twenty of Africa’s innovative and exciting tech startups were in London to take part in the first Go Global Africa programme.

  • Innovative tech startups from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa arrive in London today for two-week programme to help take their business to the next level
  • Aim is to create a mutually beneficial partnership with Africa which helps develop new tech to solve local and global issues and pave the way for future trade
  • Programme is part of the ambitious new UK-Africa Innovation Partnerships announced by Prime Minister Theresa May in August 2018.

Go Global is a hugely successful innovation scheme which supports startups to improve their business skills and capability, build links with the UK’s thriving tech sector and work with UK expertise to take their firms to the next level.

The programme was started by the UK Israel Tech Hub and over the last four years it has helped develop new UK-Israel collaborations in the digital economy. According to the most recent report on its impact, the UK Israel Tech Hub has led 175 tech partnerships in deals worth £85 million.

Not only does the scheme help firms in the host country but it also plays a vital part in making links for UK startups in these new markets. And with young populations, five of the world’s fastest growing economies and a thirst for innovation, Africa is a continent alive with opportunity.

Digital Minister Margot James said:

It is fantastic to welcome these talented entrepreneurs to the UK. Africa is a vibrant and dynamic continent, with huge potential for growth, and the firms chosen for the first Go Global Africa programme see tech as a force for good in society.

I’ve no doubt they have the talent to play a transformative role in their country’s growth while also building connections for UK startups in new markets and highlighting Britain as the place to develop new technology.

The startups, selected from more than 400 applicants, are developing cutting-edge products and services in industries including fintech, healthcare, agritech and water management.

They will receive coaching from pitching experts Enterprise Academy, a public speaking masterclass, and advice on scaling up from PriceWaterHouseCoopers dedicated startup team and the Natwest Fintech Accelerator.

Bethnal Green Ventures, Europe’s first tech for good accelerator, will provide the startups with insights on how to launch and scale tech for good ventures and Carlos Espinal from Seedcamp will provide guidance on fundraising.

Following the programme the startups will receive ongoing support from the UK’s International Tech Hub Network, which now spans three continents and has seven hubs. They will act as Go Global champions and share the skills they have learned to mentor other firms in their countries. This will help spread digital skills, capability and entrepreneurial spirit to create jobs and prosperity.

Winners of the Go Global Africa competition are:

 

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