The Africa Cup Competition for Technology Startups from SA Innovation Summit 2020
SA Innovation Summit (SAIS)

The Africa Cup Competition for Technology Startups from SA Innovation Summit 2020


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Date limite
30 juin 2020
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Type d'opportunité
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Région éligible
Toutes les régions

The SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) invites entrepreneurs and innovators to participate in the AFRICA CUP competition. This 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.

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 requested to submit a 2-minute video pitch for the evaluators to further review and select finalists to compete in the final live pitch round.

During the preliminary evaluation process, the pitches will be reviewed according to the following criteria: 

  • Business model and execution strategy quality.
  • Market attractiveness and ability to provide a solution to the identified need.
  • Sound revenue and profit models.
  • Strategic competitive positioning.
  • Strong management team.

Competition Categories:

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.
  • GLOBAL IMPACT: Cleantech (Energy, Air, Water), Design Environment, Social Impact, Transport & Mobility, Smart Cities, Materials & processes.

Competition Terms:

  • You can enter as an individual, group, or company.
  • The Intellectual Property should belong to you or your company and you should be able to supply proof of ownership on request.
  • You can pitch more than once for different products.
  • Only entries received online using the online submission form will be accepted.
  • The SA Innovation Summit reserves the right, by its sole discretion, not to accept entries or to disqualify entries at any stage should it transpire that such entries have been made by illegitimate, suspicious, and/or unqualified participants.
  • Winners will be chosen by a qualified appointed judging panel. Judges for round one and round two will differ. The judging panel’s decision is final.
  • By entering the competition, you give the SA Innovation Summit permission to use images, footage, and other visuals collected during the pitch on social media, the Summit website, and any other platform relevant to the SA Innovation Summit.

About SA Innovation Summit (SAIS):

The SA Innovation Summit was established in 2008. SAIS is an organization devoted to entrepreneurs in all tech industries, all stages. The initiative brings together corporates, thought leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, academia, and policymakers to amplify South Africa’s renowned competitive edge and to inspire sustained economic growth across the continent of Africa. The outcomes achieved by the Summit are a powerful platform to bring together thought leaders and accelerate innovation in South Africa, and into the African continent as a whole.

The SA Innovation Summit seeks to:

  • Collaborate with government, academia, and industry to build an African system for innovation on a practical level.
  • Provide curated networking with technology leaders and founders, trend specialists, policymakers and forward thinkers.
  • Bring together innovation leaders from different countries, backgrounds, disciplines, and world-views, to create an innovative economic environment that will prosper the South African economy.
  • Encourage mutually beneficial deal-making between entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Grow and accelerate organizational innovation culture.
  • Facilitate the establishing of industry-leaders by presenting new market opportunities.

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