The 2017 Summit Programme provided and revolutionised the tools, knowledge, networking, competitions, discussions and introductions necessary to help take innovations from idea to market. Are you planning to join us in September 2018? We will be back in Cape Town at the Cape Town Stadium. Our ticket prices and release schedule will be published as soon as it has been finalised. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with important deadlines, events and announcements. We would love to take this journey with you in 2018!
OPPORTUNITIES AT THE SUMMIT
This year, we looked beyond great ideas; we saw how great ideas become innovations and how these innovations could be accelerated to reach the market for social, environmental and/or financial impact. We ran 3 Pitching Den Competitions, a Hackathon and an Inventors Garage, giving entrepreneurs at different stages in their business to participate. You can read more on our Competitions page.
Thought-provoking and game-changing!
- Presentations by local and international thought leaders
- Workshops and Masterclasses
- Plenary sessions
- CEO panel debates
- Breakaway sessions with specialist workshops in themed streams
- Closed round-table discussions
- Chivas Venture Pitching Den
- FemBioBiz Pitching Den
- GCIP-SA Pitching Den
- Inventor’s Garage
- Sanlam & IBM Hackathon
- IDC Match & Invest business matchmaking opportunities
- Summit after-party for all delegates
Innovation Ecosystem Tour
The Innovation Ecosystem Tour offered delegates the opportunity to experience the diverse start-up and innovation ecosystem Cape Town offers. Buses departed from Cape Town stadium on Friday, 8 September transporting delegates from one session to another to attend workshops, incubators, startup communities etc.