Startup World Cup is partnering with SA Innovation Summit in its Ventureburn Pitching Den to host its first ever South African regional competition.
The regional competition will be held on 22 and 23 September 2016 as a part of the annual SA Innovation Summit event in Ekuruhleni in the Ventureburn Pitching Den.
Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition with the goal of bridging startup ecosystems worldwide. There will be 16 regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, leading up to the Grand Finale in US Silicon Valley. This is the first-ever event of its type, organized by Fenox Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley-based multinational VC firm.
SA Innovation Summit is taking place from 21 to 24 September 2016 in Ekurhuleni, and is appealing to all startups and fast-growing companies less than seven years old to enter the Ventureburn Pitching Den competition. Prizes include mingling with European markets at the Slush conference in Finland sponsored By TEKES -Beam, R50 000 for the best social innovation from SAB Foundation as well scouts for the best technologies that can be applied in other markets such as early childhood development. The finalists will receive market exposure in South Africa, Europe, Asia and the US.
The winner of the SA Innovation Summit Pitching Den competition will represent South Africa at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale and will compete alongside 15 other startups from all over the world for a chance to win a $1-million prize in investment.
The closing Date for the South African leg is 21 August 2016.