The Innovation Hub Celebrates Entrepreneur Win At The Google Social Impact Challenge South Africa
The Innovation Hub celebrates entrepreneur win at the Google Social Impact Challenge South Africa

[06 December 2018]

Four The Innovation Hub incubated companies have been recognised by the global innovative brand that is Google SA for their social entrepreneurship

Please meet the winners of the Google Social Impact Challenge South Africa.

Memeza Community Safety, a Maxum Smart Graduate, brings safety to vulnerable people through the first ICT based public Community Alarm System, that links the SAPS to areas in emergency. Through this system there has been a 67% reduction in sexual offences experienced in Diepsloot.

mLab Southern AfricaSouth Africa, an initiative of TIHMC, CSIR Meraka and Ungana-Frika, matches coders to community startups, training these in the building of prototypes for practical work experience and increase in employment probability. ICT and coding graduates support local startups by developing working prototypes of their products for market testing.


Gradesmatch, incubated at Maxum Smart, is a comprehensive career guidance tool, designed to map career data for learners, so as to assist them in making more comprehensive career choices.


HearX Group, a Maxum Smart Alumni, have implemented a decentralised programme which would ensure access to hearing and vision services for children in low income areas.