Unearthed Cape Town 2016

Driving Startup Style Innovation in the Resource Sector

Unearthed is a 54-hour open innovation event focused on the resources sector. Software developers, data scientist, designers, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems.

Unearthed Cape Town is the first global Unearthed event.  Over 4 Resource challenges will be opened with a focus with operational, process, and safety challenges opened for new prototypes to be developed.

Unearthed Cape Town is held at Workshop17 from the 5th to 7th of February, 2016.  Challenges will be announce the week before the event kicks off.

More infomation on the event and the full Unearthed program can be found at unearthed.solutions


06 Feb - 08 Feb


Workshop 17
17 Dock Road
Cape Town
South Africa


1st Prize

  • R10,000

Winner: Middebosch

2nd Prize

  • R8,000

Winner: Codeswop

Young Innovator Award

  • R5,000


Kieno Kammies

Angel Investor & Entrepreneur

Jeannette McGill

Head of Technology & Innovation, Platinum, AngloAmerican

Neville Plint

Head of Business Improvement, AngloAmerican

Matlou Mabokano

General Manager: Mining and Minerals, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)

Billy Mawasha

Executive Head: Technical & Projects, Kumba Iron Ore