In the final roundup of the Garage48 series and a hectic 48 hours of development, prototyping, marketing & business developments –the teams presented their products.
The demos were absolutely superb and its amazing to watch the transformation from pieces of paper stuck on the wall, hand scribbled notes, minor fist fights as to what should be put in and what should be left out to a final product that is fully functioning and able to be demonstrated LIVE.
and now….the winners of the Garage48 challenge:
In the category of Audience Choice Awards: D.Ling
In the category of Most Original Idea: Witness2it
and the runner up team most likely to be adopted: Siyavaya
and the winner is: MediMinder
Now the teams must take the next step. Convert the prototype into the final application, finalise the make up of the team and get external resources if needed and get the product to market !
For those who missed it, I strongly suggest you keep your eye on Garage48 and when they come to SA again, make sure you become part of the action !
The teams did an amazing job and I must congratulate them on the effort and dedication that they put in. It just shows that if you have a good team, and willing to take it seriously and put in the hours, you can achieve anything !