For the second year in a row, the Match & Invest lounge catered for short one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings during the Summit, providing a platform for targeted and effective business-matching. This platform profiles and connect different financial support and investment mechanisms available in South Africa with entrepreneurs at different phases of their growth cycle. This year, the IDC sponsored the Match & Invest Platform.
HOW DID IT WORK?
- All delegates who purchased a ticket or activated their promocode prior to the Summit, were uploaded onto the platform and were sent login details.
- When they logged in they were presented with a profile, created from registration data, which could be edited – they could even upload a photo or logo.
- The system is then used to search and select people they would like to meet – upon which a meeting request could be sent. The recipient could then review the request and accept or decline a meeting. Entrepreneurs manning their stands in the Inventors Garage, were able to meet at their stands.
- Our dedicated Matchmaking team was available onsite to assist in scheduling throughout the Summit.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT ARE COMING SOON!
Did you miss out on the opportunity to connect with the right funders? The SA Innovation Summit will be launching smaller scale business matching events throughout the country in the coming year. The first event will take place in November.
Events will have specific targeted industries with relevant criteria for funding that has to be met. Complete the registration form below if you want to be contacted in this regard.