An IDC MeetUp in collaboration with the SA Innovation Summit took place on the 24th of January 2018 and it was a major success. We received overwhelming response from participants and a huge interest from those who just wanted to be part of this event. Of the 200 applications received, 40 entrepreneurs were selected to pitch to the IDC. The focus for this event was on scalability. The IDC’s SBU, New Industries, are looking for business concepts that are either repeated or expanded to a concern that will have significant impact on the SA economy. The search was for “New Industries” – something big (potential) in itself, or a catalyst for creating something big. The developmental impact aim is to fund concerns that will attract 1000’s of jobs (either direct / indirect), disrupt current value chains that would result in the creation of new jobs that do not exist today, or stimulate growth / expansion in existing value chains. Participants made 3-minute pitches to convince them!