Weekly South African Entrepreneur Opportunity Update No.21

Opportunities

 

Pitch at LendIt

Submit your application to PitchIt, a competition for fintech startups, taking place at LendIt Europe–one of the largest international lending and fintech conferences in Europe. This exclusive programme will nurture emerging talent throughout the competition, provide selected finalists with unparalleled access to industry expertise as well as invaluable exposure, branding and more at the event.

4-Sep-17

http://www.lendit.com/europe/2017/pitchit/competition

 

Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund

The M4D Utilities Innovation Fund, supported by the UK Government and the Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development, aims to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services.

10-Sep-17

https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programmes/m4dutilities/innovation-fund-2

 

Mercedes Benz Innovation Challenge

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), Stellenbosch University incubator the LaunchLab and Startup Autobahn have partnered launch the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Innovation Challenge. The challenge is asking interested students and professionals, and existing startups, to pitch their innovative ideas around a set of challenges identified by Mercedes-Benz South Africa. The challenge spans various topics – ranging from big data and machine learning for manufacturing, the digitisation of logistics and production, app-based solutions for the evaluation of the condition of pre-owned vehicles, and chatbot solutions for manufacturing learning.

29-Sep-17

https://launchlab.co.za/mbsainnovationchallenge/

 

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND

The Innovation Fund allows UNICEF to quickly assess, fund and grow open-source solutions that can improve children’s lives. Financial and technological support is available for companies that can show a strong founding team and a clear path to improving the lives of children.

17-Sep-17

https://unicefinnovationfund.org/

 

Under 30 Impact Challenge

The Rise Fund is partnering with Forbes and Echoing Green to host the first-ever Under 30 Impact Challenge. The competition is open to creative entrepreneurs around the world, under the age of 30, who are driving positive social and environmental impact through successful for-profit enterprises. The winning business will receive up to $500,000 in value and will be awarded at the fourth annual Forbes Under 30 Summit on October 2, 2017, in Boston.

6-Sep-17

http://therisefund.com/under30impactchallenge.html

 

GenH

Inviting entrepreneurs and innovators to help advance the healthiest generation in human history – “GenH”. Join us to support those on the front lines of care through novel approaches and new applications of everyday ideas.

4 October 2017 – This is a deadline for registering, with a process following on.

https://www.genhchallenge.com/

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