Join this international startup pitchfest today where ten South African startups participating in the venture leaders program pitch against ten Swiss startup who took part in the Startup Essentials Workhop and they will all pitch in front of an esteemed venture investor jury. Don’t miss that and apply now!
Swiss South African venture leaders is a framework providing motivation, entrepreneurial know-how and support to South African and Swiss scientists while contributing to strengthen the cooperation between industries of South Africa and Switzerland.
It is a 5-day entrepreneur training program in Switzerland for young, ambitious South African and Swiss entrepreneurs, which is organized by venturelab. Sponsored by the Swiss South African Joint Research Program (SSAJRP) this business development program includes visits to start-up companies and workshop sessions on topics such as intellectual property, marketing and start-up financing. Last year the venture leaders from South Africa spent a tremendous week in Switzerland including a high-class pitchbattle at Google. During that week we talked to Karen Eksteen, who is manager in the Innovation Skills Development at the Technology Innovation Agency (a government agency equivalent to the Swiss CTI), about the startup scene in South Africa.
Swiss South African venture leaders is happening this week in Lausanne and Zürich. Check-out the public events and workshops and join the South African team! The pitchfest is the highlight of this year’s Swiss-South African venture leaders program. After the pitchbattle join the networking apéro, where you get to interact with the investors, entrepreneurs and startups. For more information about the Swiss-South African venture leaders programm visit this link. Get straight to the application for the pitchfest here.
The jury consists of:
The startups will be:
|Dawie Diamond||ARAMI||ICT||South Africa|
|Ipeleng Mathebula||Boost Mechanics||Energy||South Africa|
|Michael Loretz||Bateleur||ICT||South Africa|
|Moses M. Kebalepile||Asthma Grid||Medtech||South Africa|
|Nicole Vorster||Agri-extracts||Natural Manufacturing||South Africa|
|Pascal Nhlakanpho Ngidi||Hlomuka Holdings||Medtech||South Africa|
|Roelof Smit||AgriPD||Agritech||South Africa|
|Siobhan Yvonne Ashmole||Bliss Herbals||Natural Manufacturing||South Africa|
|Travis Bester||Group Connect||ICT||South Africa|
|Zuko Mandlakazi||Senso||ICT||South Africa|
|Simon Bachmann||IDUN Health Tech||Medtech||Switzerland|
|Luiza Dobre||Komed Health||ICT||Switzerland|
|Aike Festini||Lucka Box||Logistics||Switzerland|
|Lukas Bonorand||SMT Energy||Energy||Switzerland|