The competition seeks to support “Revolutionary” and “Immediately Scalable” ideas Energy, Waste, Water, Transport or Building to help make Johannesburg a greener city. The competition is presented by the City of Johannesburg, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg and Resolution Circle.
The objective of the competition is to “accelerate visionary entrepreneurs in the green economy”.
On 4 and 5 March 2015, the top 20 companies pitched their businesses to a panel of judges. 8 companies will be selected as finalists for the next phase of the competition, and will receive R250 000 each to demonstrate the viability of their ideas. Six months later, two winners will be selected and will receive up to R1 million each.
You can follow The Green City Startup Competition on Facebook and Twitter (@thegcstartup). See also recent news coverage about the competition.
Ravi Naidoo, Executive Director: Economic Development & Tourism, launches the exciting competition: