Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2022 for South African Entrepreneurs

Application for Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2022 is ongoing!

About Irish Tech Challenge South Africa

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) & the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI) invite South African tech entrepreneurs to apply to the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa.

The Irish Tech Challenge South Africa, a collaboration between the Irish Embassy in South Africa, the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), and Impact Amplifier, aims to create mutually beneficial partnerships between Irish tech expertise and South African tech entrepreneurs to help drive innovation, job creation, and inclusive economic growth in South Africa.

Irish Tech Challenge- Benefit

The program will;

  • EXPAND high impact entrepreneurs scaling globally
  • Leverage Ireland’s role as a global tech hub,
  • Soften access to European and international markets
  • Lean on the South African tech ecosystem as a partner and the South African government.
  • Provide a new platform for tech entrepreneurs who address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How are Applicants Selected for Irish Tech Challenge South Africa?

  • STAGE: Post revenue; Pre-revenue, (but with developed IP or prototype). Venture must demonstrate commercial potential.
  • SECTORS: All sectors welcome. We are particularly interested in: Clean/Green-Tech, Circular Economies, Med/Health/Biotech, Ed-Tech, WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene)
  • IMPACT: Addressing one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: See SDG list
  • TEAM: At least one founder/CEO must be full-time; Women-led or youth-led businesses are particularly encouraged to apply
  • OWNERSHIP: At least 51% owned by a South African and/or partnership with an Irish national
  • GEOGRAPHY: Headquartered in South Africa or Ireland

What is the Benefit of Irish Tech Challenge South Africa?

  • Access top tech-leaders’ expertise in Ireland
  • Build their network in Ireland, Europe & South Africa
  • Receive up to €10,000 in funding each
  • A funded 10-day curated business networking
    programme in Ireland

How to Apply for Irish Tech Challenge South Africa?

It is important to go through all application requirements before applying.

Application Deadline

The deadline for entry submission for this award is 5th April 2022







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