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MATCH & INVEST

Where start-ups and investors meet!

21 -23 September 2021

NETWORK AT THE SUMMIT

Meet and deal on the platform for African innovation and start-ups

There are three ways to meet new people and familiar faces this year

Random networking

Curated “speed dating” for innovation. Like- minded and cool people that want to connect with you over a 3 min introduction.

Find and meet

Do you know who you are looking for? An investor, distributor, talented team? You can search, filter and find people based on a specific profile, interest, group or location.

Suggested meetings

For Pitching start-ups, investors and exhibitors. Close the pipeline gap and get suggestions of teams that meet your investment mandate or event objectives.

What attendees had to say in 2020

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... develop and improve new technologies

PROFILE YOUR BUSINESS

PROFILE YOUR BUSINESS AND ASK WHAT YOU WANT TO BE MATCHED WITH:

WHAT?

Invest or ask for capital

Offer or receive government support

Foster R&D collaboration

Explore or offer new products or markets

Offer or ask business advise and support

Seek or offer incubation

Connect with foreign markets

WHO?

Entrepreneurs

Corporate Business

Start-ups

Service Providers

Investors

Foreign Trade Representatives

Academia

Researchers

Government

Grant Holders

OUTCOMES OF MATCH & INVEST

New business linkages, investments, grants, incubation, mentoring, research and development support

Expansion through new partnerships and linkages established via the platform

Improved capacity to create linkages between players in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem​

New markets contracts for entrepreneurs and start-ups

Increased level of collaboration and visibility amongst ecosystem players in the innovation and entrepreneurship space​

New opportunities for inter-country trade​

ONLINE COMMUNITY

We will be opening this effective business matching platform to our community for networking all year round. This means that you can profile and showcase yourself on the platform all while engaging and connecting with others that have also showcased themselves. You can share opportunities and find opportunities.

 

The SA Innovation Summit is a community of start-ups, investors, hubs, freelancers, government agencies, foreign embassies, more innovators and innovation enablers. Match & Invest makes sure they are matched and create valuable outcomes for you.

MATCH & INVEST OFFERS

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ENTREPRENEURS

Access to a pipeline of more than 300 entrepreneurs that can be previewed and filtered

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FUNDERS & INVESTORS

Access to a 100+ funders, investors that can be previewed and filtered to

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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Administrative support before and during the event to identify suitable matches, set up and confirm meetings, etc.