South Africa

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa in partnership with Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and Dogpatch Labs Ireland invite South African tech startups to apply to the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2023.

The Irish Tech Challenge will award five compelling tech innovators;

Up to €10,000 in funding for each of the 5 entrepreneurs

  • A funded and curated business networking trip to Ireland with access to the country’s top business ​​leaders.
  • ​​​​Access to the Irish tech ecosystem ​​with potential opportunities for further funding. ​
  • Acceleration support to position your global scaling strategy in collaboration with Dogpatch Labs in Ireland.

Click here to register for the information session on the 13 September 2023 at 11:30

Click here to apply for the challenge. 

Closing date
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
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Human health and social work activities