2015 PWC Vision to Reality AwardsCelebrating emerging companies with tech-enabled solutions - PwC #V2Reality
|Application deadline||Jun 30|
|Organizer||PwC South Africa Corporation|
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On 30 June 2015 entries for the PwC Vision to Reality awards programme 2015 closes and we wouldn’t want you to miss out! So if you’re an emerging company with a tech-enabled solution and have demonstrate high growth potential and scalability of your innovative solution, you’re the perfect candidate!
The PwC Vision to Reality awards programme seeks to encourage emerging companies to become market leaders in their respective fields, and inspire start-ups to do the same. After running a very successful programme last year, this year PwC collaborates with SA Innovation Summit and supported by numerous strategic stakeholders to bring you an even larger platform to pitch your emerging company’s technology solution.
Here is what our 2014 winner and runner-up had to say:
Bevan Ducasse, CEO of wiGroup, and winner of Vision to Reality 2014: “Being part of the PwC Local to Global Expo has been an incredible experience. Firstly being based in Luxembourg has opened up amazing connections to the European market, but the programme itself has also brought together extraordinary people from around the globe, all of whom have the potential to assist our business expansion into other markets. The strategic advice, the knowledge sharing and the general belief in building global businesses, is inspiring and invaluable to us as entrepreneurs.”
Schalk Nolte, CEO of Entersekt, and runner-up of Vision to Reality 2014: “It was wonderful being part of an inspiring group and to see the passion PwC has for entrepreneurship, as well as the value they add to building companies into global success stories. The networking and collaboration opportunities they open up can be integral to expansion beyond your home market. Seeing what they have done for other companies in their growth journeys was very encouraging and insightful.”
This year, the nomination process takes place on the SA Innovation Summit online platform with a specific category for the PwC Vision to Reality awards programme. Once the nomination phase has closed, a shortlist of 20 companies will be selected by an independent panel of judges whom PwC has identified. These 20 companies will then pitch their innovative solutions at the SA Innovation Summit PwC Pitching Den on 28 August 2015.
The top 10 up-and-coming companies will then be selected by an independent panel of judges at the SA Innovation Summit Pitching Den – Vision to Reality stream and announced during a ceremony at the SA Innovation Summit. These top 10 companies will then enter into PwC’s mentorship programme, after which they will make their final presentations to the panel of judges at PwC. The top 3 winners, including the overall winner, will be announced at the Vision to Reality awards ceremony, to be held on 3 March 2016.
What are the benefits of entering and what is the prize?
For award recipients, finalists and nominees alike, the Vision to Reality awards offer a wide range of potential benefits:
- Enhanced professional reputation
- Stronger investor and customer relations, employee morale, recruiting, marketing and public relations
- Valuable media exposure, locally and nationally
- The top 10 up-and-coming companies will enter into PwC’s mentorship programme with access to local and global industry leaders and strategic advisors providing them with valuable guidance on their growth plans.
The overall winner of the 2015 Vision to Reality awards programme will attend and present at the global PwC Accelerator conference where PwC’s Accelerator team showcases the flagship companies selected by PwC’s Accelerator worldwide to enhance their visibility and credibility, boost their professional reputation and introduce them to potential partners that can help them in their internationalisation strategy.
Entries close 30 June 2015. With only one month to go, don’t miss out on the chance to take your company global!
For more information go to: http://www.pwc.co.za/v2reality or complete the online nomination form on http://www.innovationsummit.co.za/nomination-form/