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.

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