We believe it can!
If you are an early-stage social entrepreneur who wants to solve a major social challenge, we invite you to submit your digital solution to the Social Tech Start-up Challenge. Submit your idea no later than March 22nd, 2019, 11:59PM
Aspiring entrepreneurs and young start-ups, we want to give you an opportunity to continue developing your innovative digital solutions for the agricultural, manufacturing and technology sectors in order to help solve some of the country’s biggest social challenges.
You have the opportunity to positively impact big social challenges in South Africa
Stand a chance to secure R 1 Million in funding towards developing your innovation
Receive first class training in essential skills for building your social business
Plug into a network and connect with other innovators in South Africa
Develop a prototype to test your idea
Louise WilliamsonSustainability Professionals
Marlon ParkerRLabs - Participant 2018
Nic KlopperhearX Group
We are looking for technology based solutions that can revolutionize South Africa’s economy while creating social impact.
The agricultural sector in South Africa employs more than 10% of the country’s population. Any innovation ensuring higher yields while keeping production costs low will have wide-ranging impact.
In a market that favours automation over traditional manufacturing processes, innovation within the South African manufacturing sector is required to continue stimulating industrial growth.
Greater access to the internet, and the ubiquity of smart phones, make the ability to access information, communicate and share data possible for almost anyone. This presents an unprecedented opportunity for developing new mobile applications that solve every day problems.
Join us as and help us move South Africa to a more prosperous future.Register now
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Submit your application and connect with other entrepreneurs
The Top 30 applications will be selected by a panel of innovation Experts
The Top 30 join a 3 day entrepreneurship workshop in Cape Town and develop a pretotype.
Each of the Top 30 assemble a team for their Start-up
A panel of Experts selects the Top 15 applications
The Top 15 develop a prototype and join the GIBS entrepreneurship program in Johannesburg.
A panel of Experts selects the Top 5 teams
The Top 5 ideas will be further developed into a MVP that can be tested on the market.
At the final in Johannesburg the Top 5 pitch their MVP to a panel of experts and can land up to R1 Million in funding.