Embassy of Ireland in South Africa Launches Irish Tech Challenge 2024: Opportunity for South African Tech Startups

The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, alongside Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), and the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI), announces the launch of the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024.

This collaborative initiative aims to fuse Irish technology expertise with the innovation of South African tech entrepreneurs.

Promoting Innovation and Technology Development:

The Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024 focuses on promoting innovation, fostering technology development, and ensuring effective technology deployment within South Africa.

It seeks to empower tech entrepreneurs and startups aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those focused on climate issues.

Empowering Diversity and Overcoming Challenges:

With a special emphasis on encouraging applications from women, young entrepreneurs, and startups aligned with the SDGs, the program aims to empower diverse voices in the tech ecosystem.

Recognizing the challenges faced by tech entrepreneurs, such as limited resources and infrastructure access, the initiative offers support to overcome these barriers.

Support and Opportunities for Chosen Entrepreneurs:

The selected entrepreneurs will receive up to €10,000 each in funding, along with a funded trip to Ireland for a curated business networking program.

They will gain access to Ireland’s tech ecosystem, with potential opportunities for further funding and acceleration support to facilitate global scaling strategies.

Application Details and Deadline:

Interested tech innovators in South Africa can apply for the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024 until April 30, 2024.

The program offers a unique opportunity for startups to access funding, networking, and global expansion support. Applicants can apply through the provided link on the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct website.

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