Acceleration Platforms

Ventureburn Pitching Den  –  Investor Garage  –  Hackathons

Our theme for 2016  was Accelerate. Innovate. Ignite!. This powerful theme played out onto various platforms at the Summit, for instance the Ventureburn Pitching Den and the Inventors Garage competition and various hackathons held in Ekurhuleni and Cape Town.

The Ventureburn Pitching Den invited entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and innovators to present their innovative ideas, prototypes and inventions to a panel of judges.

The Inventors Garage, an online competition, culminated in finalists exhibiting their invention,  prototype or design in the Market on the Edge.

Hackathon SANTAM Limited offered an opportunity to build something so brand new, disruptive and radical with the potential to change the insurance landscape forever. The focus was Blockchain and the insurance industry. 70 coders participated.

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Opportunities offered in 2016

  • Cash Prizes
  • Intellectual Property Advice
  • Up to R1m for Early Learning Innovations
  • Oversees visit to meet international investors
  • Showcasing of technologies
  • PR exposure up to the value of R200 000
  • Access to funds and acceleration support
  • Tap into different markets
  • Access to technical expertise
  • Access to the Match & Invest Lounge

Contact us re Competitions 2017