Johannesburg Ecosystem Challenge

WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST DISRUPTIVE STARTUPS IN SOUTH AFRICA TO COME AND PITCH AT THE AFRICARENA CONFERENCE IN CAPE TOWN.

Challenge is closed

Locations

This challenge is available in the following regions/ countries:

  1. Johannesburg, South Africa : Entries have been closed

BRIEF

We are looking for the best disruptive startups of South Africa to come and pitch at the AfricArena Conference in Cape Town. The Cape Town conference will take place on November 15 and 16. The selected startups will be flown, accommodated and trained by the AfricArena organization. You already have a market / customer validation and wish to benefit from an international exposure? Come and apply!

PRE-SELECTION EVENT in Johannesburg: October 9th
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25th - midnight
 

PRE-SELECTION

The pre-selection pitching session will take place on October 9 in Johannesburg. The panel will be composed of representatives of the AfricArena organization and key actors of the South African startup ecosystem. Some investors will be present too. 

 

WHAT WE EXPECT

This is a cross-sector challenge: all industries/markets are welcome.

We are looking for startups meeting the requirements below:

1. Existing product/service/technology                    2. Market & customer validation                                3. Growth & traction                 

If you are at an earlier stage, stayed tuned for upcoming challenges as the maturity requirements will vary. 

About Johannesburg

South Africa has the most developed startup ecosystem on the continent with a higher amount of tech hubs – incubators, accelerators, formal partnerships, co-working spaces – than any other country on the continent. Furthermore, Johannesburg is the powerhouse of the African economy and the largest IT skills hub on the continent. 

Rewards

WIN

*For the winner*

Proof of concept 

PITCH

*For the selected startup*

Pitching workshops

Pitch in the Arena at the event 

Privileged contact with investors & VCs

COME

*For the selected startup*

FREE VIP entrance to the event

FREE flight ticket to Cape Town 

FREE accommodation in Cape Town


Selection Criteria

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

For this challenge we will consider only:

Startups from operating in Southern Africa

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Required format:

Short video with 2 topics: Startup presentation / How do you solve the problem? (mpg, mpeg, mp4, mov) MAX 50 Megabyte – You can also share us a “Wetransfer” link or a Youtube video

Deck pitch: 8 slides max (ppt, pdf) - MAX 50 Megabytes

Last day of submission: 25th of September, 2018 – 12 midnight