The Pitching Den

 

THE PITCHING DEN

Not only is the SA Innovation Summit home for the crazy, the innovators, the change makers and the policymakers, but it also offers a variety of elements in its programme to entice and ignite your innovative engines. Our Pitching Den is a space where entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, incubators and innovators across all industries pitch their ideas to a well-rounded panel of judges (possible angel investors). The pitching sessions allow pitchers to:

  • Showcase their technologies / ideas to a wider audience
  • Obtain access to funds (the judges will commit to second interviews if the pitches are of interest)
  • Tap into different markets (the audience will watch to make connections)
  • Connect with incubators that support specific types of innovative ideas
  • Have access to technical expertise (advisers, IP specialists & venture capitalists)

The Pitching Den competition gives you access to this platform if you are a finalist. It also provides a platform where judges will evaluate your pitch and it provides exposure for your concept in a responsible manner. To pitch your idea, Click Here

THE INVENTORS GARAGE

Our Inventors’ Garage is an online competition open to everyone across all industries! You can enter your invention / discovery / design / creation / model / prototype as an individual, a company or even a team or group . To enter you need to take a photo of your invention and submit it online at http://www.innovationsummit.co.za/inventors-garage-competition/ with a 150 words description of your invention by 20 August 2014. Cash prizes up for grabs!

JUDGING criteria: 
The WOW FACTOR 
The ORIGINALITY 
The NEED 
The POTENTIAL 
The PRACTICALITY 
The CREATIVITY 
of your invention/discovery/design/creation/model/prototype.

There are an open category and junior inventors category for under 19's.

You can view all entries and vote for your favourite entry on the SA Innovation Summit page HERE (HERE should link to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.600007150081940.1073741840.437276049688385&type=3 ) by liking the photos of your choice. The entry with most Facebook 'likes' receive R 5 000 cash!

The Inventors’ Garage endeavours to ignite excellence through inventions that can be further developed and implemented to enhance the quality of life for its citizens. To submit your inventionClick here As a participant of the inventors garage you do not have to register for the summit .

See you at the summit!