The 2022 instalment of the SA Innovation Summit powered by the Technology Innovation Agency and hosted in the City of Cape Town took place from the 27th to the 29th of September at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town and online
The 2022 instalment of the SA Innovation Summit powered by the Technology Innovation Agency and hosted in the City of Cape Town took place from the 27th to the 29th of September at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town and online. Innovation and entrepreneurship enthusiasts gathered for a week, celebrating innovation coming out of Africa. The SAIS2022 theme – Innovation Goes Viral explored how the positive impact of great innovations can be multiplied, scaled and go viral.
With entrepreneurs always at the heart of the Summit, SAIS2022 saw 4 pitching den competitions playing out on the Summit stage with innovators pitching to judges and investors as to why they believe their innovations will be the answer to the African continent’s problems.
These pitch battles would never be a success without the generosity of prize sponsors. The following sponsors pledged business support and development and investment (amongst others) to the winners of the SAIS2022 start-up competitions.
The official IP partner for the 2022 SA Innovation Summit, Von Seidels is pledging brand audit and IP registrations to the value of R20,000 for each competition winner.
Anza Capital is offering a multi-million-rand investment to the top winner of the Foodtech Programme. Mzani Meat Co, the winner of the Foodtech will receive this prize, pending due diligence.
The World Innovation Economics will be taking 3 first place winners from the FoodTech, the Inventors Garage and BoostUp programmes to participate and pitch in the WIE Innovation Awards in Davos, Switzerland in 2023.
The Delta is offering R25 000 worth of Delta services (winners may select from the following options):
- Product Development
- Growth Marketing
- Venture Advisory (Full access incubation)
The Moolman Institute is proud to be a prize sponsor for this prestigious and highly competitive event. It is offering high-quality, practical online courses in technology commercialization for entrepreneurs and innovators, to help them figure out whether they should build it, sell it, share it, or shelve it. The winners will each win the full Financial Modelling for Entrepreneurs course series, as well as the Opportunity Assessment for Entrepreneurs and Innovators course, valued at R6 100.
SynNovation enjoys spreading the benefits of innovation and would like to support innovation and the Summit by sharing practical creative thinking skills with entrepreneurs as they constantly need to solve problems, improve the current product or invent the next. SynNovation is offering the ‘Toolkit for ideas’ course to the winner of the BoostUp competition and also offering the ‘Art of Innovation’ course to the 1st and 2nd runner up of BoostUp.
The Sales Enablement Company is offering the top 3 winners of the Inventors Garage 2-hour consultations worth R 5000.00, with a sales expert to help them craft a winning go-to-market strategy.
Congratulations to the following winners of the start-up pitching dens of SAIS2022:
- 1st Formidable Technology
- 2nd 13&6 Avenue
- 3rd Smart Food Growing