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Cape Town gears up for 2021 SA Innovation Summit

cape town gears up for 2021 sa innovation summit

Cape Town is getting ready to host the 2021 annual SA Innovation Summit, a three-day event that brings tech startups and investors together.

The summit will take place from 21 to 23 September at the Mount Nelson Hotel.

Under this year's theme, Expanding Horizons, it will feature a wide collection

of local and international entities showcasing their programmes and sharing knowledge.

The ideal for any startup is to scale and grow not only within South Africa but also globally," Chairperson Audrey Verhaeghe said in a statement.

"Since launching in 2007 weve supported entrepreneurs by offering platforms to connect, be skilled, mentored, and provided with funding opportunities, which has contributed to several famous startups such as HearX and Wi-Group."

2021 Innovation Summit event details
The summit will be a hybrid event with entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, and industry leaders attending both in-person and online.

This year, the event expects to attract 1 500 participants and will host 48 industry leaders.

Guest speakers include the likes of Southern African Innovation Support Programme lead expert, Illari Lindy, and XRGlobal co-founder Natalie Miller.

In addition, several international entities such as the Embassy of Brazil and Startup Estonia will showcase their programmes.

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) will also hold a showcase for early-stage startups.

You can check out a video about the 2021 SA Innovation Summit below:

Those interested in attending the summit can register to attend on the event website .