About the pitching competition
GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in partnership with Invest Cape Town, an initiative of the City of Cape Town, invites innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to enter the FNF GreenPitch Challenge 2019.
Enter your green economy innovation business idea to stand a chance of pitching to a panel of esteemed judges at a “shark tank-style” networking event, hosted in Cape Town on 12 December 2019.
Entry requirement: Your green economy innovation business idea has to align with at least one of the Green Economy sectors and identified investment opportunities highlighted in the 2020 Market Intelligence Reports overview video, available here.
Stand a chance to pitch your idea to and network with potential investors, business incubators, local government decision-makers and green economy experts.
As part of the journey towards resilience, GreenCape, FNF and Invest Cape Town offers their support to innovators and entrepreneurs in the green economy landscape. The winner of the FNF GreenPitch Challenge 2019 will be awarded with R30 000 in kind worth of business support through GreenCape.
Who can enter?
Innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas.
Your business idea can be in any phase of development: Pre-venture (Ideation, Conceptual); Start-up (Registered and trading/Research and development); Pre-growth (Registered and trading/ Break-even); Growth (Established and profitable) or Mature (Scaling/ Commercialising).
Please note: The challenge is open to national entries, but finalists will need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements to pitch in person in Cape Town on 12 December 2019.