DURBAN - Winetech and the SA Innovation Summit have extended the deadline for the Winetech Pitching Den entries to 28 June 2019.
This will enable more entrepreneurs to compete and showcase their agritech innovations to the South African wine industry, as well as receiving a chance to go through to the Africa Cup which carries a prize pool of R8.5 million in investment funding.
The Winetech Pitching Den is sponsored by wine industry body, Winetech, to attract agritech start-ups developing innovative solutions to key issues confronting wine producers.
The winners of the Winetech Pitching Den will receive exposure to more than 650 representatives from the SA wine industry, providing them with opportunities to transfer their innovations to market, together with investment opportunities and incubation to assist in establishing their business.
Finalists will go through to the Winetech Pitching Den where they will pitch their start-ups to a panel of judges at the annual SA Innovation Summit, taking place in Cape Town on 11-13 September 2019.