Inventors Garage and Pitching Den competitions open in SA Innovation Summit

The 8th Annual Innovation Summit takes place from the 26th to the 29th of August this year, at the Cape Town Stadium. Once again Spoor & Fisher is taking on the role of IP partner to this prestigious event.

The Summit is proud to have two competitions for inventors, entrepreneurs and companies. Finalists will be awarded their prizes at the exciting Market on the Edge, happening alongside the Innovation Summit. A share of R100 000 in cash prizes is up for grabs. Both competitions opened on the 1st of March 2015 and will close on the 30th of June 2015.

Are you ready for the Pitching Den? Pitch to an experienced panel of judges, tap into different markets, and access expertise, advice and capital. There are two categories - Start-ups and the PwC Vision to Reality. Pitch for funding, incubation, IP consultation, distribution channels or support for your business! The Start-ups category calls for great concepts and early stage businesses.

Emerging companies with tech-enabled solutions can enter the PwC Vision to Reality category, which is for high-growth businesses. These entrants should have a current turnover of between 5 - 50 million Rands. Are you an inventor crafting up a storm or is your business launching a new product? Do you have a proven concept, demo or prototype to showcase and it’s not yet commercialised? Enter the Inventors Garage Competition online by uploading a photo of your invention and also get immediate exposure for your product! Apart from the prizes, finalists will enjoy free exhibition space allowing for networking opportunities with fellow inventors, investors, mentors and experts in their journey towards commercialisation, which can lead to possible deal-making! Vote for your favourite inventions on the SA Innovation Summit Facebook Page by liking the photos of the entries. R5000 cash stands to be won for the entry with most likes!

For all information regarding the competitions and to enter, visit the Invent and Pitch Page on the SA Innovation Summit website.

click here for more information and EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION at the SA Innovation Summit.  

Date published: 2015/04/15
Author: Spoor & Fisher

Tags: general ip news innovation summit competitions