Digital entrepreneurs, this award is for you! Show us why your Tech Project is the most innovative and you could receive a R100 000 subsidy for business development from Methys. What an amazing opportunity to take the next step in your business development and growth! This French Tech Innovation Award provides Western Cape entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their ideas, products and services in front of a crowd of businessman as well as to showcase their company. Submissions will close on November 22nd at midnight.
How to apply to the French Tech Innovation Award?
1/ Develop a 1-pager document (.pdf) presenting briefly your project AND complete our french tech award - application form 2015. Your 1-pager can be a project description/diagram/design/wireframe that can briefly pitch your project to our jury. Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 22nd at midnight.
2/ Short-listed applications will be contacted by the French Tech partners by November 27th to provide further information on their project. A winner will be selected by a jury of the French Tech folks and will be informed on December 1st.
3/ The winner will attend the Cap40 business awards Ceremony on December 4th 6PM-10PM at the Moyo Restaurant in Kirstenbosch.
Who can participate?
Any individual or company based in the Western Cape. Seize this opportunity to show how unique is your business!
What’s up for grabs?
A subsidy of R100,000 in development value – to be used against development of either a digital store, a Web site or a mobile application will be awarded to the entrepreneur(s) coming out with the most innovative concept. Criteria such as business idea viability, disruption potential, customer adoption potential and design will be used for the determination of the winner. Methys reserves the right to share the price among 3 laureates maximum.
In addition you will have the opportunity to pitch your ideas or products and services in front of a crowd of business people and we will arrange to have a stand (table and a few chairs) for each entrepreneur to be set up so you will be able to customize and show your product during the pre-dinner.
Winner of the 2014 Methys Innovation challenge (previous French Tech Award)
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Who is the Methys group?
Methys is an international technology group with headquarters in Paris and which has recently promoted its South African office as an innovation hub for the group. The Cape Town based Methys Labs has successfully incubated or provided seed capital and technology to start ups such as Powertime, Energy intelligence, PayGenius, Top12Wines, Bnbsitter – all operating from the Silicon Cape and developing internationally. Its approach is to provide entrepreneurial support blending technology and business modelling capabilities. More info on: http://www.methys.com/labs.html and http://www.methys.com
About the Cap40
The Cap40 is an innovative platform linking French and South African entrepreneurs and professionals. It aims at increasing the business relations between the Western Cape and France through larger investment, trade and knowledge flows between France and the Cape. The Cap40 has an active online platform and organizes regular events focusing on a specific sector or field. More info on http://cap40.co.za/
About the Cap40 Awards
On Friday 4th December, the Cap40 will reward the French and South African start-ups and companies which performed outstanding innovation, results and projects in 2015. For the occasion, many special guests will be invited and amazing prizes will be awarded to the winners.
The Cap40 Gala Event: http://cap40.co.za/events/cap40-business-awards-gala-2015
Purchase early-bird tickets for the Cap40 Awards: https://www.paygenius.co.za/payment/ticket/index/merchant/cap40events