The SA Innovation Summit has launched the Blockchain Innovation Problem ,a pioneering competitors which is a part of a holistic collaboration encompassing Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Training, Economic system, Dialogue, and Networks, all geared toward exploring blockchain’s potential to develop into the subsequent frontier in African innovation, setting a brand new commonplace within the African tech ecosystem.
The problem spans over a 5-month interval, bringing collectively 5 Swiss and 5 South African startups in the blockchain and influence innovation sectors. Leveraging the achievements of initiatives equivalent to the Algorand-UCT Monetary Innovation Hub and the far-reaching affect of the Swiss Crypto Valley, the problem seeks to gasoline innovation by joint blockchain tasks, empowering visionaries and startups to create a safer, clear, and international ecosystem.
“This collaboration with the South Africa- Swiss Blockchain Innovation Problem completely aligns with our mission on the College of Cape City Monetary Innovation Hub. By nurturing cutting-edge analysis and empowering progressive start-ups, we’re decided to handle Africa’s challenges. Collectively, we’ll unlock the potential of blockchain know-how, drive transformative options, and create a brighter digital future for the continent.” – Anda Ngcaba, Co-Director, College of Cape City Monetary Innovation Hub.
Contributors will endure a collection of masterclasses hosted by SEIF and an funding readiness programme by the SA Innovation Summit, culminating in a joint week in Cape City throughout the SA Innovation Summit in September 2023. There, they may current their groundbreaking improvements and partake in a curated ecosystem tour, reflecting the collaborative spirit that has elevated Switzerland to a worldwide management place in blockchain know-how.
The programme stands as a joint initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland, CV VC, Expertise Innovation Company (TIA), Winetech, Algorand, College of Basel, and the College of Cape City Fintech Hub, applied by the SA Innovation Summit and SEIF-Driving Influence Innovation.
Among the many key advantages Contributors will get contains; Complete entrepreneurial help by masterclasses, mentorship and coaching, a pitch battle on the SAIS’23, integration right into a thriving ecosystem that has created over 6,000 jobs in Switzerland and fostered innovation in South Africa, an enriching ecosystem Tour to Switzerland and funding affords from companion funders
“The Swiss Embassy is honored to be a part of the Blockchain Innovation Problem, a logo of our ongoing collaboration with South Africa within the discipline of know-how and innovation. This problem not solely fosters creativity and development but in addition strengthens the ties between our two nations, leveraging blockchain’s potential to create a safer and clear international ecosystem.” – Swiss Embassy
SA Innovation Summit has at all times been dedicated to delivering excellence and pushing the boundaries of know-how and innovation. This partnership and problem are a testomony to our ongoing dedication to assembly the evolving wants of the African tech ecosystem. Constructing on the success of tasks just like the InCube Problem and the blockchain ecosystem created by the College of Johannesburg, we firmly consider that the Blockchain Innovation Problem will empower visionaries and startups to attain milestones that tackle the evolving wants of the African tech ecosystem.
“The Blockchain Innovation Problem aligns completely with TIA’s mission to foster scalable, impactful innovation in South Africa. We’re proud to help this initiative, recognizing blockchain’s potential to drive development and fulfil our nation’s improvement targets.” – Thabang Mpye, Expertise Innovation Company (TIA)
Entrepreneurs are inspired to mark their calendars: The deadline for purposes is eighteen August 2023. We invite you embark on this transformative journey, the place innovation meets alternative, propelling the way forward for blockchain in South Africa in direction of a large leap ahead. This journey is underpinned by a wealthy historical past of collaboration, success, and a shared imaginative and prescient for a extra related and progressive continent.
Be a part of us in shaping the way forward for know-how and be part of this momentous Blockchain Innovation Problem. To apply, learn right here.