The SA Innovation Summit celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2017 and thus celebrated the strides we have made in contributing towards the continued entrepreneurial development of South Africa. 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. Last year, the SA Innovation Summit competitions had a great turn out with exceptional inventors, founders, industry experts and analysts. We believe that entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in our lifetime, and the most important way that Africa can come to its full potential and develop and deliver products and services that stand out, that are credible and are inspired from the continent. This was evident when our 2017 Chivas Venture Pitching Den winner, EmptyTrips made it to Top 10 in the Slush GIA (Global Impact Accelerator) in Finland. Subsequently to that our Inventors’ Garage winner Solar Turtle and GCIP-SA Pitching Den runner-up, Vehicle Energy Harvesting System made it to Top Five to represent South Africa at Chivas Regal’s global social entrepreneurship competition, the Chivas Venture in Amsterdam. So indeed, Africa Our Time Has Come!