1. Inventors Garage
Do you have a working prototype or product from proven concept to early commercialisation? If the answer is YES, you are invited to enter the Inventors garage Competition! Do so online before 15 July 2016, and if you’re selected as a semi-finalist, you’ll be invited to showcase your product at the SA Innovation Summit’s exciting Market on the Edge. This will guarantee massive exposure, advice, mentorship and possible deal-making.
A second round of judging will happen at the Market on the Edge, with the finalists going on to present at the Innovation Summit conference. Winners stand to win an overseas trip to meet international investors, R200 000’s worth of PR exposure, Match and Invest opportunities and much more! Visit http://innovationsummit.co.za/inventors-garage-competition/ for all the information you need to enter your unique innovation and be seen by all the right people.
2. SA Innovation Legends Pitching Den
This Competition is open to high growth and start-up companies, and was designed to recognise those whose innovative tech-enabled solutions will have a significant impact on the growth of the African continent. Does that sound like your company? Do you have a unique IP or technology solution, and does your company demonstrate high growth potential?
Enter the SA Innovation Legends Pitching Den competition online by completing and submitting the application form. For all information on visit http://innovationsummit.co.za/sa-innovation-legends-pitching-den/.
If you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll be invited to pitch your business to a well-rounded panel of judges at the 2016 SA Innovation Summit main conference. The overall winners will be announced at the SA Innovation Summit Award Ceremony and will stand to win an overseas trip to meet international investors, PR exposure worth R200 000, the opportunity for consultation, matching-making and acceleration, and more!
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3. Match and Invest
The SA Innovation Summit 2016’s Match & Invest platform offers a unique opportunity for South African entrepreneurs, investors, government fund administrators, foreign trade representatives and industry experts to meet in conversation and establish connections to take innovation from idea to market, accelerate growth and ignite business success in South Africa.
This is your chance to find your perfect match, whether in terms of sourcing capital, investing opportunities, providing and receiving expert advice, exploring new markets or meeting potential clients.
The Match & Invest event, combined with the other exciting events at this year’s Summit (e.g. Inventor’s Garage, Market on the Edge, ), creates a perfect space where innovation role players can get right down to the job and get business done, without lengthy searches, numerous meetings, exploratory conversations and extended dealings.
The SA Innovation Summit’s focus for 2016 is on Innovation Acceleration. Match & Invest is your platform to accelerate your business!
Please complete this online questionnaire if you are interested in exploring this opportunity at the Summit or similar future events and tell us what your specific needs are.