In 2019, SA Innovation Summit took competitions to another level, to open markets further up Africa, to India, to Stuttgart and to Silicon Valley!
You would associate the Summit with the Pitching Den and the Inventors Garage, but in 2019, we are added more competitions for the tech entrepreneur! Africa is earmarked as fertile ground for startup investments. Through our competitions, we provide the space to link you, the entrepreneur – with investors, to connect you to the funding you need to scale your business.
Apart from industry partnerships and investment opportunities, every entry gets exposure to different funding mechanisms, market and linkages. You should know by now that the SA Innovation Summit is a huge networking opportunity! Pitching or showcasing your innovative solution is not only a great experience to distill your value proposition, it is also to test it publicly or privately (only to investors) a space that is provided at the SA Innovation Summit!
2019 SUMMIT PIPELINE
1 Billion in deal making across sectors.
The pipeline of tech entrepreneurs that entered the various Innovation Summit competition rocks! Innovation and tech startups are alive and well in Africa. A total of 1340 bright, quick, fast-moving tech start-up entrepreneurs who are the most talented people in our society, entered the 2019 SA Innovation Summit competitions!
This year the Start-up to Scale-up stream will support dreamers, launchers, and business scalers alike. An exciting line-up of world-class speakers, panel discussions and master classes for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs. A deep dive into understanding what the customer wants, how to optimise your marketing and sales, better pitching, implementing tools that make your business more efficient, strategize your business expansion, new technologies and how optimize them for your business and practical toolkits to help you take the business forward.