Are you a South African startup with a vision to make a lasting impact? Do you have an innovative solution that’s ready to scale and change the game? Look no further! The SAIS TIA 10x Innovation Pitching Competition is here to propel your venture toward success!

Our focus is on impact-oriented ideas that have the potential to create positive change in society. Whether it’s in healthcare, education, sustainability (water, food, energy) or any other domain, if your startup aims to make a real difference, we want to hear from you!


  • South African registration with at least one founder of South African nationality
  • Innovative ideas pushing conventional boundaries
  • Solutions within Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 6-8
  • Impact-driven submissions with strong potential for societal change
  • Clear scalability potential for business operations
  • Availability to travel to Cape Town from September 26th to 29th, 2023


Click here to apply