LaunchCapeTown brings together startups, entrepreneurs, and cutting-edge digital tastemakers within a five-day event. Located in Cape Town the event includes the Cape Town Entrepreneurial Competition, as well as startup-related speakers, Meet Ups and mentoring / coaching sessions.
Current and future entrepreneurs will benefit from learning and networking with, technology trailblazers, media representatives, as well as digital creatives from the interactive industry.
The fourth annual Cape Town Entrepreneur Competition will take place March 23 – 27 at the 2012 LaunchCapeTown event. The competition, which focuses on digital innovation, will be unlike any other as start-ups battle for the attention of a panel of expert local and international judges and mentors.
The top five companies in each of the two categories will be invited to participate in the mentoring, pitching and coaching weekend, at the end of which the CTEC 2012 winners will be announced.
WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER
Network with the Big Names. LaunchCapeTown attracts an amazing mix of industry leaders, technology innovators, big-name companies, fresh start-ups, online authors, cutting-edge developers, and independent talent. The ample socialising opportunities make it easy to meet, greet and establish a network for current and future projects.
Polish Your Elevator Pitch. Pitching is the single-most important skill you need to get ahead. At CTEC, you get to pitch your tech to a panel of innovators, business experts and venture capitalists. Their feedback and expertise will help you sharpen that all-important pitch.
Tweak Your Product. No matter how perfect your pitch, to attract investors you need a strong product. Presenting your idea to an experienced panel of industry experts and discussing your product with other entrepreneurs will help you take it to the next level.
Win Stuff. Winners will receive impressive prizes of cash and valuable tech-related services, and will also be spotlighted as future technology leaders – with photo and interview opportunities by the technology and venture press.