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INNOVATION CITY IS A NEW, EXCITING, AND BLOSSOMING COMMUNITY OF INNOVATORS. IT’S HOME TO DIGITAL START-UPS, SCALE-UPS, CORPORATES, ENTREPRENEURS, WORLD CHANGERS, AND HARD-WORKING DREAMERS

Innovation City strives to create a world class network helping accelerate digital innovation in Cape Town. Through fostering co-creation and a solid partnership with Epicenter Stockholm and its 500+ membership
companies, Innovation City helps fast track Cape Town’s business ambitions.

What sets Innovation City apart from other innovator enablers is that we provide not only a space for innovation; it’s also a central hub for people to innovate, learn, share and create exciting business ideas.

” We curate a space where people can get help from across the office; be it legal aid, accounting, auditing, funding, public relations; we have all of the magic one needs to see innovative ideas come to life.” Stephan Ekbergh, Co-Founder, Innovation City

Stephan Ekbergh, Co-Founder Innovation City

Innovation City’s love story began on the French Riviera…
The seed of the idea took root when travel entrepreneur and CEO of Travelstart, Stephan Ekbergh visited Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera, and wanted to create a similar tech innovation and development hub in Cape Town.

Spending time working in a dynamic coworking space called Epicenter in Sweden during 2021, Ekbergh marveled at the successes they had had in developing Sweden into a colossal digital hub by playing a very active role in getting people and corporations to collaborate and create something new.

Ekbergh then brought his long-time friend and co-founder of Innovation City, Kieno Kammies onto the project. His South African network in business, tech, education and politics being second to none, Kammies brings decades of hard hitting journalism and business savvy, and is in charge of programming and content, which is key to building this unique community.

Solidifying a partnership with Epicenter Stockholm and leveraging networks in Sweden and South Africa, Ekbergh and Kammies have brought both worlds together to light a fire in Africa’s nascent digital scene, with Cape Town as its magical backdrop.

Kloof Street Cape Town is host to Innovation City. True to its mantra of co-creation, the community assists in creating a fun-filled creative space, punctuated with dynamic events and experiences that encompass innovation.

Kieno Kammies , Co-Founder Innovation City

Access to Some of the Greatest Minds in the World in the Heart of Cape Town
Urban innovation districts harness and commercialize knowledge, creativity and ideas from their most innovative and diverse people and institutions, and there is no place more diverse than the metropolitan melting pot that is Cape Town, South Africa.

Innovation City uses its city center locale to entice and grow communities of start-ups, investors, SMEs, big corporates and innovators to play a role in shaping places and culture where innovation thrives. One of the ways it nurtures this growth is through hosting brilliant minds at their weekly events: From Dollar unicorns to small, but dynamically exciting start-ups and VCs, everyone has the chance to participate in this amazing innovative space under one roof.

Innovation City challenges convention with an open-minded, solutions-driven community, working in a unique environment together to make new realities possible.

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