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Startup Knight: The biggest best Startup Competion to Enter in 2014

startup_banner_xTech entrepreneurs and visionaries Startup Knight is here again.  Byte Orbit has launched it’s annual startup competition – Startup Knight – for the third time and the 2014 event is set to be bigger and better than ever with more prizes, more time to enter and a more structured entry process.

 

 

Startup Knight aims to empower aspiring tech entrepreneurs and visionaries in South Africa.  The competition is divided into two phases, namely the Startup Phase and the Concept Phase.  The Startup phase requires that the entrants already have a working prototype or a product that is in the market.  The concept phase on the other hand requires that entrants have and innovative idea that has commercial viability or the ability to attract high volumes of users. The entrants for the concept phase are required to demonstrate research into the concept as well as offer a go to market plan and revenue model.

 

The theme for Startup Knight 2014 is “Technology That Enables”.  Byte Orbit elaborates on the Theme as concepts and start-ups that are focused on innovations that enable SMEs to operate more efficiently, more competitively or achieve scalability.  Think FreshBooks, DropBox, Salesforce, Linode, MailChimp, etc.

 

The grand prize for the Startup division consists of software development to the value of R150 000 as well as R100 000 in PR. This year Startup Knight is adding a runner up prize of R50, 000 in the Startup division that can go towards PR or software development.  As in previous years, Byte Orbit will take a negotiated minority equity stake in the winning Startup.

 

The grand prize for the concept division is R100,000 in cash. Startup Knight introduces two more prizes in this division – two runner up prizes of R35,000 and R25,000 respectively.  The winning entry will cede the rights to the concept, however Byte Orbit will endeavour to engage the winner in building and commercializing the concept.

 

The winners will also be given the opportunity to showcase their business at the Standard Bank Matchi Event in Johannesburg in December.  These winning businesses will join 23 other FinTech business at an exclusive showcase event to be held at Standard Bank Offices in Rosebank that will host top FinTech companies and sponsoring banks from around the world.

 

Entries will open on Monday 15 September 2014.  All entries need to be submitted by midnight on Sunday 26 October.  Participants can enter online at www.startupknight.co.za

 

Eight Startup finalists and eight Concept finalists will be selected and will be announced by Friday 31 October 2014. The finalists will be required to attend a mentorship day on 7 November at Byte Orbit Offices in Durbanville, Cape Town where they will have to pitch to well known entrepreneurs in the industry.

 

The finalists will be required to pitch to a judging panel on 8 November and the winners will be announced on the evening of 8 November at the Startup Knight cocktail event.

 

So if you have a great idea or a promising startup, get your entries in at StartupKnight.co.za and you could be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk or Bill Gates.

 

Web. www.startupknight.co.za / www.byteorbit.com

Twitter.com/ByteOrbit

Facebook.com/ByteOrbit

 

Startup Knight 2014 Dates

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Prizes

Concept Stream

Winner R 100,000
First runner-up R   35,000
Concept second runner up R   25,000

Winning concept to cede IP to Byte Orbit.

 

Startup Stream

Winner R 150,000 in Software development
R 100,000 in PR
Runner-Up R   50,000 in PR or Software development

Byte Orbit to consume small equity stake in winner

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