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Coming Up – Africa Cup

Applications to open in 2021

COMPETITION BACKGROUND

The centre stage of the SA Innovation Summit: a competition providing start-ups and early stage companies in all tech-enabled sectors from around the world to compete for investment, showcase their products and services, gain market and media exposure, and secure support in the stages of scaling and growth.

The Africa Cup aims to promote and develop the entrepreneurial creativity of start-ups who are disrupting the traditional ways of doing business. This is an opportunity for all early start-ups with a high growth potential, scalability and expansion plans, to showcase their technologies while obtaining access to funding, new markets and PR exposure.

If you only have an idea or you not commercialised yet, please enter the Inventors Garage Competition.

Entries for the 2020 Africa Cup are now closed. For more information, please contact us: competitions@innovationsummit.co.za

AFRICA CUP TRACTS

Business solutions belonging to one of the following tracks are encouraged (not exclusive): 

Social Entrepreneurship

Agritech

Bio & Health

Life Sciences, Pharma, Health, Biotech, Medtech, e-Health

Informative Tech

Digital, High Tech, Fintech, Robotics & IoT, Edutech & Entertainment, B2C and B2B solutions, Big data enabling Solutions, Smart Factory and Industry 4.0

Global Impact

Cleantech (Energy, Air, Water), Design Environment, Social Impact, Transport & Mobility, Smart Cities, Materials & processes

SELECTION CRITERIA

A panel of expert judges will evaluate the Africa Cup entries and select 50 entries from the initial pool. This Top 50 will be further reviewed and select finalists to compete in the final virtual live pitch round.

During the preliminary evaluation process, the pitches will be reviewed based on the information provided in the online entry f according to the following criteria: 

Business model and execution strategy quality

Market attractiveness and ability to provide solution to the identified need

Business proposition and innovation level (technology , product and/or services).

Sound revenue and profit models

Strategic competitive positioning

Strong management team

2020 AFRICA CUP FINALISTS