South Africa
Pitch Event

GEC+ Africa in partnership with GEN South Africa and Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) is looking for the next game changing startups and SMMEs from South Africa. 

Applications will be open to tech startups at pre-seed or seed stage with at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and non-tech startups or SMMEs that are post revenue. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a bootcamp which will be in preparation ahead of the pitching competitions taking place in their respective countries.

Pitching location and dates; 

  • Eastern Cape, 2-3 October 2023
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal, 5-6 October 2023
  • Mpumalanga, 9-10 October 2023
  • North West, 16-17 October 2023
  • Limpopo, 19-20 October 2023
  • Northern Cape, 23-24 October 2023
  • Free State, 30-31 October 2023
  • Gauteng, 2-3 November 2023
  • Western Cape, 7-8 November 2023

The final pitch will have an audience consisting of investors and Entrepreneur Support Organisations from all over the continent. The top 3 winners will share a prize of $100 000 and will have an opportunity to join an accelerator programme post the congress.

Click here to apply. 

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