Pitching competition – Applications now open


Pitch Tank Pitching competition is back and this time we are taking it to Bellville. On 7 June The Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) and The Startup Hatchery are hosting Pitch Tank North pitching competition – Innovate Bellville 2.0 – to surface innovative ideas that, when implemented, could lead to the improvement of Bellville in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs. The winning idea will receive a package of business incubation, mentorship, business development support, marketing and branding collateral, legal and intellectual property advice and a share of R10 000 cash.

The competition is open to innovative business ideas and new businesses, that have been operating for six months or less, that could improve public transport, create jobs, create inclusive public spaces, address homelessness, improve health and wellbeing, manage waste, facilitate mobility, attract and retain investment and regenerate the Bellville urban centre.

Entrants are required to submit their ideas in a 30-second WhatsApp video to 082 936 7544 before 24 May 2018.

Twenty semi-finalists will be selected from the WhatsApp pitches, who will each receive pitching training and a pitch deck to complete. From that group, a group of eight finalists will then be selected and invited to pitch their ideas to judges during the pitch event on 7 June at Sanlam Head Office in Bellville.