Pitch for a Greener Africa

Gain network access, business incubation opportunity and funding


Jun 15
Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2017
Get in the Ring Foundation / Non-profit
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Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Agribusiness, Clean technology, Food and beverage, Renewable energy, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene


If you are passionate about your mature product or service that is ready to scale or take to market, and it is a product or service that has a beneficial impact on your community, ecology and industry, enabling a more sustainable and inclusive economy, we want to hear from you!Entrepreneurs are the driving force of our economy, yet sometimes they lack the support that is needed in order for them to scale and grow into scalable and sustainable businesses. That’s where Green Pitch comes in.

Our passion is to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet with a network that can provide support, funding and pilot projects with corporate. This event is designed to showcase creativity and design-thinking to business leaders across industry and, in doing so, bridge the gap between formal industry and entrepreneurs. This is the key to Africa’s emerging economy.

For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs, we at Green Pitch resonate with the needs of start-ups and their founders. Our goal is to match you with the company and opportunities that best suits your needs. Tell us your needs, and we will do our best to make things happen for you. Be it mentorship, training, talent, funding, corporate collaborations – we’ve got you covered.

Entry Criteria

Is your company innovative and scalable? Are you creating a positive change in your community? Is your passion to build a sustainable business environment? Do you have needs in order to scale up? Green pitch is for you!Green Pitch nominees have to measure up
to a robust 6 Capitals scorecard to validate their net positive contribution towards a sustainable and inclusive economy.Entries close on the 15th of June, space is limited, be sure not to miss your spot!

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Selection process

All entries will be pre-screened based on the entry criteria. Thereafter our independent panel will shortlist the top 10 companies that will take part in the programme on the 28th of June.

How will it work?

During the programme on the 28th of June, you will have a schedule of match-up meetings you will attend, as well as mentorship sessions. On the 29th of June, the top 10 will pitch at the African Sustainability Summit to an audience of industry leaders, corporate and other organisations that are bustling to meet you at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.