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Win a Share of R600 000 for Your Startup or Incubation Support for your Idea

Win a Share of R600 000 for Your Startup or Incubation Support for your Idea

Enter the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Innovation Challenge and you could win incubation support or supplier capital for your new business.

Whether you're a student, young professional or have an existing startup, you're invited to slay us with your brilliance! Mercedes-Benz South Africa, the LaunchLab* and STARTUP AUTOBAHN* have teamed up to offer you a chance at greatness.

The challenge: Pitch your innovative ideas on a variety of topics. These topics range from big data and machine learning for manufacturing, the digitisation of logistics and production, app-based solutions for evaluating pre-owned cars, mobility platforms and many more.

Interested? Register for the information seminar today to find out more!
Date: 31 August
Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Host venue: Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab, Stellenbosch
Click here for the link to the online broadcast.

After the seminar, you can submit your video pitch online – or pitch on camera at one of the participating campuses – until 29 September. 

If you're shortlisted, you'll have access to the experts at Mercedes-Benz South Africa, the LaunchLab and STARTUP AUTOBAHN who will help you refine your ideas. 

The final pitch happens in November, when students and professionals stand a chance to win incubation support, and existing startups the chance to a share of R600 000 supplier development capital and international exposure.

Good luck!

*LaunchLab is a business incubator at Stellenbosch University.
*STARTUP AUTOBAHN, co-founded by Daimler AG, is a global platform that links startups with corporates in the mobility and production industries.

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