South African start up becomes

South African start up becomes first SA start-up on US 500 Startups list

The South African start up Sweep South will get a boost in funding from the United States.

South African start up becomes

A South African start-up called Sweep South has become first South African firm to be included on the list of the American accelerator, 500 Startups.

The programme lasts four months and companies who make the list get $125 000 (about R1.5-million) in funding.

Sweep South is an app that “operates like Uber for cleaning” by connecting cleaners with clients in Cape Town, Joburg and Pretoria. Clients can book cleaning services through their phones, computers or tablets.

“The focus of the next four months is clear – achieve exponential growth and present our achievements in front of some of the top investors and media houses in the world. Each week we are exposed to more impressive mentors and each week our – and their – expectations grow. It’s exhilarating… in a terrifying way,” said the company’s chief executive Aisha Pandor.