Are you a South African-based innovator, inventor or part of a startup?

Well, you might be the perfect fit for the annual SA Innovation Summit.

Taking place in Johannesburg from 21 to 24 September, the annual event will give startups, entrepreneurs and clever folk in general a platform to exhibit. But you have to hurry, as entries will only be open until 31st July.

“The SA Innovation Summit gives every innovator, inventor and unique creative thinker the opportunity to present their concept, prototype or product to the South African innovation world,” the SA Innovation Summit explained.

The SA Innovation Summit will comprise of two sections: the Innovation Legends Pitching Den and the Inventors Garage – and both are open for entries.

Innovation Legends Pitching Den

This online competition is open to high-growth (and start-ups) companies, and was designed to recognise those whose innovative tech-enabled solutions will have a significant impact on the growth of the African continent. If you have a unique IP or technology solution, this is definitely the category that you want to enter.

Here, finalists will be invited to pitch their businesses to a panel of judges at the Innovation Summit main conference and winners could walk away with an overseas trip to meet international investors and business consultants.

Inventors Garage

This online category is for those that have a working prototype or product from proven concept to early commercialisation.

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will have the opportunity to showcase your product at the SA Innovation Summit’s Market on the Edge.

After that, a second round of judging will take place, with finalists going on to present at the Innovation Summit conference. Winners stand to win an overseas trip to meet international investors, R 200 000’s worth of PR exposure and Invest opportunities.

So if you have a brilliant idea or an excellent product, what are you waiting for?

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Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.