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South Africa’s top startups to compete for R10 million in investment funding and acceleration.

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa’s startup event, has launched ANDZA, a competition which will offer South Africa’s top entrepreneurs the chance to be considered for R10 million in investment funding and acceleration.

ANDZA is being launched in collaboration with the SA SME Fund which is committed to developing South African entrepreneurs as an integral part of developing the country’s economy.

Following an extensive search throughout the country for South Africa’s most innovative and talented entrepreneurs, the field will be narrowed down to the 10 best start-ups who will pitch their businesses in front of a panel of industry leaders at the 2019 SA Innovation Summit which is taking place in Cape Town from 11-13 September.

Chairperson of the SA Innovation Summit, Dr Audrey Verhaeghe, says: “I am thrilled to collaborate with the SA SME Fund. It enhances the Summit’s footprint as a giant accelerator for the economy. We link start-ups and entrepreneurs with markets and funding. The ANDZA competition is the vehicle that takes this impact to the next level.”

ANDZA will focus on seed, venture and growth stage businesses. The top start-ups will be considered for acceleration to the value of up to R10 million through the SA SME Fund’s partners, which include Knife Capital, 4Di Capital and Savant Capital. In order to be eligible for acceleration, participants will need to meet the requirements of the specific accelerator.

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The winner will receive a cash prize of R250 000 while each of the two runners-up will receive R125 000.

Entries close on 19 July 2019.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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