SA Innovavation Summit’s Pitching Den Competition: Promoting and Developing Entrepreneurial Creativity of Startups

Deadline: 1 June 2018

Do you have a start-up or a business solution characterized by high growth potential, proprietary innovation, sustainable competitive advantage? If yes, then apply for Pitching Den Competition.

Set against the backdrop of SA Innovation Summit, the Pitching Den competition aims to promote and develop the entrepreneurial creativity of startups, able and willing to disrupt the status-quo, to showcase their ground-breaking products or services, to gain visibility across government officials, local, regional and international investors and industry titans, and to secure financial and business support in the stages of scaling and growth.

In 2018 Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.

The business solutions belonging to one of the following tracks are encouraged:

  • Bio & Health (Life Sciences, Pharma, Health, Biotech, Medtech, e-Health)
  • Informative Tech (Digital, High Tech, Fintech, Robotics & IoT, Edutech & Entertainment, B2C and B2B solutions, Big data enabling Solutions, Smart Factory and Industry 4.0)
  • Global Impact (Cleantech (Energy, Air, Water), Design Environment, Social Impact, Transport & Mobility, Smart Cities, Materials & processes)
  • Industry 4.0
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Eligibility Criteria

The Competition is open to all early-stage high-potential startup companies, private or publicly held, who meet the following criteria:

  • a start-up with a turnover of up to ZAR 100 million;
  • the model is an original idea with unique IP of technological solutions;
  • the company demonstrates high growth potential, scalability, and/or has national or international expansion plans with a high level of commitment by shareholders and management team;
  • close to achieving break-even or profitability.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Pitching Den Competition.

ICNL: Promoting a Favorable Legal Environment for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

Global Affairs Canada’s Growth that Works for Everyone: Inclusive and Shared Prosperity in Ukraine

Applications Open for Tata Trusts’s Travel Grant Program!

DST-NWO: Seeking Expressions of Interest for Urban Water Systems

Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation and Human Rights in Poland

Ecologists in Africa: Providing Support of Up to £8,000

NYCI: Inviting Applications for Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2018

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation Grant Program: Supporting Research in the field of Cancer in U.S.

RWJF’s Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health

Organic Farming Research Foundation: Seeking LOIs for 2018 Research Grants Program

ICFJ/Connectas: Inviting Applicants for Investigative Reporting Opportunity 2018

U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia: Journalism Training – Connecting Media and Government

McLain Association for Children: Accepting Applications for Small Grant Program

Jewish Helping Hands: Seeking Applications for Tikkun Olam Grant Program

Heinrich Boll Foundation: Seeking Applications for Reportage on Water Management in Morocco

Apply for NERC Innovation Projects 2018!

UN Women/Kosovo Call for Proposals: Ending Violence against Women- Implementing Norms, Changing Minds

UN-Habitat: Development and Deployment of E-Learning Programme for Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

USAID’s Civic Engagement Project: Inviting Macedonian CSOs for Rapid Response Grants (RRGs)

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law: Seeking Applications for Global Education Initiative Grants

Rumphius Foundation Grants: Enriching Groups and Organizations in United States

SHRIM Call for Proposals: Supporting the Implementation of Security and Human Rights

Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

FHI 360: DREAMS – Community Mobilization and Norms Change Program