Safety ideas

South Africa, let’s start thinking about innovative solutions for a safer future

Simple, smart ideas have the power to improve the lives of South Africans. At Santam we believe that’s what Insurance Good and Proper means - not only being there for our clients when something goes wrong, but by also offering solutions that will help prevent it from happening in the first place.

We believe you have the power to  do just that.

Do you have a one-of-a-kind FinTech or InsurTech business venture brewing? Or are you a University student with a big imagination and some fresh ideas? We want to know about it so we can make it a reality. If you need some inspiration to get you started, take a look at two previous ideas: The Jammer Scammer and Roam Alert.

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THE JAMMER SCAMMER

The car alarm for your car alarm

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THE ROAM ALERT

An alarm for your bag

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NOW IT’S YOUR TURN

Want to help improve the safety of South Africans? That “lightbulb moment” could be the spark of a solution that makes all the difference.

Entries close 7 November 2018 for university students and 28 February 2019 for FinTech or InsurTech start-ups.

How it works

For university students and FinTech/InsurTech start-ups, the first step is to submit your video online.

Video submission tips:
- Explain your idea clearly and succinctly 
- Make sure the sound is audible and any text is legible 
- Keep your video under 3 minutes in length 
- Keep your video file size under 400mb 



 University student ideas FinTech/InsurTech start-ups


All it takes is one innovative idea.

The winning idea within the FinTech and InsurTech category will win R150 000 worth of Incubation support and R200 000 in seed funding. University students with the winning idea could stand a chance to receive R100 000 to fund the developmental costs of their safety solution.

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In partnership with LaunchLab

LaunchLab is a network of African university campus-based business incubators. An initiative of Innovus, Stellenbosch University’s industry interaction and innovation company, LaunchLab is a mixed-use business incubator that supports mainly technology and innovation businesses. It seeks to add value to its residents while differentiating itself from other business incubators through programmes designed to develop an ecosystem that accelerates entrepreneurs to the next level.