“What does innovation mean to you?”“Ugh.”
In 2019, two South African platforms dedicated to community, creativity and representation – Creative Nestlings and Disorient – teamed up and set out to explore the question of what innovation means on African terms.
Moving between the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town – South Africa’ main centers of opportunity and urbanization – they reached out to creators, entrepreneurs, and investors in different industries to find out what innovation means to them, what the state of opportunity is, and where it’s all going.
2 cities. 6 months. 20 creators.
The start of an African innovation story
For creatives, we’re a gateway. We exist to connect young African creatives to insight, industry, and each other, creating value they can use to build sustainable creative careers. We do this by sharing knowledge through our epic talks & conferences, interviews with creatives & entrepreneurs, podcasts, books, and creatives spaces, so they can learn, grow and get paid.
For industry, we’re a partner. We provide businesses and institutions with strategic creative services & access to a growing network of multidisciplinary creative talent from across the continent on a platform that makes it easy to contact and hire them.