Fully Funded Irish Tech Challenge South Africa for South African Tech Startups

Fully Funded Irish Tech Challenge South Africa for South African Tech Startups

Applications are now open for the 2024 Irish Tech Challenge South Africa. The Embassy of Ireland in South Africa in partnership with Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI) and Dogpatch Labs Ireland invite South African tech startups to apply for the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024.

  • Collaborative initiative: Spearheaded by the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and Technology Innovation Agency, the programme aims to fuse Irish technology expertise with the innovation of South African tech entrepreneurs.

  • Focus on innovation: The Irish Tech Challenge is rooted in promoting innovation, fostering technology development, and ensuring effective technology deployment within South Africa.

  • Empowering diversity: With a special emphasis on encouraging applications from women, young entrepreneurs, and startups aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate-focused start-ups.

  • Global expansion support: The chosen entrepreneurs will receive not just financial aid, but also premier access to Ireland’s vast technological expertise and influential networks to bolster their growth.

  • Overcoming challenges:
    The initiative understands the barriers faced by tech entrepreneurs ready for global scalability: limited resources, high tech costs, and network and infrastructure access.


    The Irish Tech Challenge Will Award Seven Compelling Tech Innovators:

  • Up to €10,000 each in funding.

  • A funded trip to Ireland where you will be part of a curated business networking programme with access to the country’s top business ​​leaders.

  • Access to the Irish tech ecosystem ​​with potential opportunities for further funding. ​

  • Receive acceleration support to position your global scaling strategy in collaboration with Dogpatch Labs in Ireland.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Fully Funded Irish Tech Challenge South Africa for South African Tech Startups

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