The five Sanlam Innovation Works finalists presented their products at the Polytechnic Cultural Festival on Tuesday this week where they were judged on different criteria.
The judges included a representative from Sanlam, a representative from Namibia Business Innovation Institute, and representative from Southern African Innovation Support (SAIS). Further adjudication came from twenty Polytechnic students per business idea and a popular media vote by the public. The finalists who showcased their products and interacted with the crowd are, Education Consultancy Services, a company that helps with study methods for the young and old; LEVEL 27, a gaming company, M&O, an upcycle décor products and events management company, OMIG, a technology systems company and Tses Healthy Herbs, a traditional medicinal herbs company. The winners will be announced in September at a gala dinner hosted by Sanlam. In the picture, Jonathan Kock (in blue shirt), the owner of Tses Healthy Herbs explains and demonstrates to students how his products work. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni).