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Irish Tech Challenge 2022 for Impact Driven Tech Entrepreneurs

Irish Tech Challenge 2022 for Impact Driven Tech Entrepreneurs

Fully Funded
Country: Ireland
May 02 - Jun 15, 2022
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The Irish Tech Challenge project aims to support South African tech entrepreneurs seeking to scale globally, and form partnerships with the Irish Technology Ecosystem.

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Up to the top 5 Entrepreneurs will:

  • Access top tech leaders’ expertise in Ireland
  • Also, build their network in Ireland, Europe as well as South Africa
  • Receive up to €10,000 in funding each
  • In addition, a funded 10-day curated business networking program in Ireland

The program will:

  1. EXPAND high impact entrepreneurs scaling globally
  2. Also, Leverage Ireland’s role as a global tech hub,
  3. Soften access to European and international markets
  4. Lean on the South African tech ecosystem as a partner and the South African government.
  5. Moreover, provide a new platform for tech entrepreneurs who address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Selection Criteria

  • Stage: Post revenue; Pre-revenue, (but with developed IP or prototype). The venture must demonstrate commercial potential.
  • Sectors: All sectors welcome. We are particularly interested in: Clean/Green-Tech, Circular Economies, Med/Health/Biotech, Ed-Tech, WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene)
  • Impact: Addressing one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: See the SDG list
  • Team: At least one founder/CEO must be full-time; Women-led or youth-led businesses are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Ownership: At least 51% owned by a South African and/or partnership with an Irish national
  • Geography: Headquartered in South Africa or Ireland

Also check out: Oxford Forum Global Youth Challenge 2022


Dates and Deadlines

24 Feb: Launch of the challenge

17 March: Information session – click here to watch

5 April: Submission deadline

2 May: Awards Communicated

Early-mid June: Trip to Ireland and Acceleration program



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date02 May,2022 to 15 June,2022
Deadline05 April,2022
Open toSouth Africa
OrganizerEmbassy of Ireland in South Africa, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), the Department of Science & Innovation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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