Call for Entries, Sustainability Summit 2016. Green Pitch

The Sustainability Summit 2016 is proud to announce our first Green Pitch Competition for Entrepreneurs, at the Summit on the 28th of September 2016.

Green Pitch will take place in the foyer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on the second day of this year's Sustainability Summit. Finalists will have the opportunity to take part in impactful mentoring sessions, pitch to business leaders enhancing market access, engage with potential investors and win fantastic prizes.


Entries are open and close on the 26th of August after which the adjudication process will start. Finalists will be announced on the 2nd of September. The finalists will have the opportunity to go through a mentoring session with some of the top leaders of industry at the Standard Bank Incubator this will be followed by a dry-run session at the JSE on the 26th of September to enable them to be market ready! They will then present their polished product or differentiated service in the Foyer of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on the 28th of September to a panel of specialist judges. The winners will be announced as part of the second day of the Sustainability Summit 2016.


Green Pitch nominees will have to measure up to a robust "Six Capitals Score Card" to validate their Net Positive contribution towards a sustainable and inclusive economy. Raldu Nel, Chairman of the Summit says: "The purpose of the "Green Pitch" is not only to reward and recognize Africa's top entrepreneurs in the Green Economy, but to also to create broadened awareness of the Holistic 6 Capitals Integration and Interdependence Strategy, a key to drive Resilient Business Performance across the value chain. This event will show-case creativity and design thinking to business leaders across industry and doing so bridge the gap between formal industry and entrepreneurs - the key to Africa's Emerging Economy."


Amongst prizes up for grabs will be an opportunity to attend a lean-startup boot camp and acceleration programme through the Standard Bank Incubator to the value is R 25 000 per entrepreneur; a 6 Capitals Strategy session facilitated by Blank Canvas Intl and Toolkits for Step ChangeTM training sessions (sponsored by Thought Leaders Academy) both to the value of R 25 000 - more prizes to be announced soon from Collaborating National Incubators. 

You can enter by completing a registration form HERE or if you have any questions please mail us at  (Terms and conditions apply). Entrepreneurs who would like to attend Day 2 of the Summit will pay a subsidized price of on R 1,250.