Innov8 Start-up Competition

The Innov8 Start-Up Competition returns for its second edition at Africa Health 2024, this time set in Cape Town! See how the next generation of healthcare pioneers are disrupting the healthcare industry with their ground-breaking ideas and solutions.

22 - 24 October 2024

Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

The Pitch Competition

Prepare for an electrifying global showdown as the Innov8 Start-Up Competition returns for its second edition at Africa Health 2024, this time set in Cape Town! 

Top 20 of the most promising health tech start-ups from around the world will compete for attention, striving to impress judges and make their mark on the industry once again.

Dates: 22- 24 October 2024

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

Application deadline: 4 October 2024

**Start-ups who have been shortlisted for this competition are responsible for bearing their own expenses related to travel and accommodation.

The breakdown and concept

The format

  • 2 Rounds featuring 10 start-ups in each:

    22 Oct – Round 1: 10 Start-ups
    23 Oct – Round 2: 10 Start-ups
    24 Oct – Final Pitch-Off – (Top 6 Finalists)

  • 4 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A with the judges
  • Top 6 finalists will compete in the finale on 24 Oct
  • 1 winner, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up will be announced

Who will attend:

  • Venture Capitalists
  • Managing Directors
  • Founders
  • CEOs
  • Angel Investors
  • Partners
  • Heads of start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Founders

Area of interest include:

  • Artificial intelligence     
  • Generative AI 
  • Telemedicine
  • AR & VR 
  • Screening & Diagnostics 
  • Disease management 
  • Drug discovery 
  • Healthcare data management
  • Good health and well-being

2023 Highlights