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Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024 for South African tech startups |Funded Trip to Ireland & 10,000 Euros in Funding

    Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024 for South African tech startups

    Applications are now open for the 2024 Irish Tech Challenge South Africa. The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, in collaboration with Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), and Dogpatch Labs Ireland, invites South African technology startups to apply for the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024.

    Calling all South African technology innovators! The Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024 application period is now open. This is an excellent opportunity for your technology startup to acquire valuable resources, funding, and exposure to the global tech scene.

    1. Collaborative initiative: Spearheaded by the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and Technology Innovation Agency, the programme aims to fuse Irish technology expertise with the innovation of South African tech entrepreneurs.
    2. Focus on innovation: The Irish Tech Challenge is rooted in promoting innovation, fostering technology development, and ensuring effective technology deployment within South Africa.
    3. Empowering diversity: With a special emphasis on encouraging applications from women, young entrepreneurs, and startups aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate-focused start-ups.
    4. Global expansion support: The chosen entrepreneurs will receive not just financial aid, but also premier access to Ireland’s vast technological expertise and influential networks to bolster their growth.
    5. Overcoming challenges: The initiative understands the barriers faced by tech entrepreneurs ready for global scalability: limited resources, high tech costs, and network and infrastructure access.

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    By participating, you’ll be eligible for a range of exciting benefits, including:

    1. Up to €10,000 in funding to fuel your startup’s growth.
    2. A fully-funded business networking trip to Ireland, where you’ll connect with top industry leaders and potential investors.
    3. Access to the thriving Irish tech ecosystem, opening doors for further funding and collaboration opportunities.
    4. Pre-acceleration support from Dogpatch Labs Ireland to refine your global scaling strategy.

    The Challenge is particularly interested in:

    1. High-impact tech startups with innovative solutions that address critical needs.
    2. Diversity in the applicant pool. They highly encourage applications from women, young entrepreneurs, and startups aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those focused on climate change solutions.

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

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    For More Information:

    Visit the Official Webpage of the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa

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