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Pan-African Venture Capital (VC) firm Anza Capital and the Institute for the Future of Work at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have launched the 'Innovating for Tomorrow': Anza-TUT Future Tech Challenge, to foster innovation and entrepreneurial growth.

The initiative seeks to unearth and accelerate high-potential start-ups in agritech, digital tech and cleantech. The challenge offers an opportunity for start-ups to secure up to R5 million in VC funding from Anza Capital, subject to due diligence. It is a launchpad that seeks to promote the empowerment of tech entrepreneurs and support them to learn the ropes of growing their business. Participants will benefit from exclusive access to the SA Innovation Summit 2024 (SAIS), including opportunities for pitching, networking and specialised workshops, to maximise deal-making potential.

Start-ups that meet the eligibility criteria, including demonstrating significant growth potential or possessing unique deep tech or intellectual property, are encouraged to apply.

The challenge is committed to nurturing South African-based talent, contributing to the local innovation ecosystem's vibrancy and sustainability, notes TUT and Anza Capital.

Interested innovators are required to submit their application here.

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Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
​Information and communication
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
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