I recently had the privilege of attending the inaugural FNB Business Innovation Awards, which was supported by Endeavor SA. The awards aimed to recognise and celebrate the efforts of high-impact entrepreneurs who have embraced many challenges to create world-class, innovative companies that forge unique ways of doing business.

After a long and gruling review and judging process, Bruce Morgan, founder of GreatSoft CRM was named the FNB Business Innovator of the Year 2015. GreatSoft CRM develops and implements cloud-based tech solutions for accounting businesses. Based on its subscription revenue business model, they provide an integrated product for small and large multi-million accounting firms. They currently work with industry leading business in and outside South Africa.

As the recipient of the award, Bruce will have an opportunity to gain valuable business insights from world renowned business leaders at Endeavor’s prestigious International Selection Panel (ISP) in San Francisco later this year. The ISP is an incredible platform for entrepreneurs who are looking for opportunities to scale-up their businesses. The intense level of engagement at ISP provides invaluable insights from some of the world’s best business minds, affording entrepreneurs a chance to build a network.

In addition, Sparks Schools was recognised for their sterling work in providing affordable and innovative quality education. The two entrepreneurs which head up Sparks Schools will receive guidance from the FNB Business Executive Committee with the intent to explore funding possibilities which could help to sustainably grow their business.

For more info, visit http://www.fnbbusinessinnovationawards.co.za/

FNB Business_Innovation Awards Runner Up: Everlytic

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FNB Business_Innovation Awards Runner Up: Genex

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FNB Business Innovation Awards WINNER: GreatSoft CRM

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FNB Business Innovation Awards Runner Up: InQuba

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FNB Business Innovation Awards Runner Up: Merchant Capital

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FNB Business Innovation Awards Runner Up: Smoke Customer Care Solutions

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FNB Business Innovation Awards Runner Up: SPARK Schools

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