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Start-Up Tel Aviv South Africa aims to reward top female tech entrepreneurs

If you’re one of the very small minority of female technology entrepreneurs in South Africa, you might want to check this out. The Israeli embassy has launched a competition aimed specifically at female-led startups in the seed stage, with the final prize being a week in Tel-Aviv to consult with some of the city’s best entrepreneurial minds.

The all-expenses-paid trip will take place in September 2016, during the exciting and innovative DLD Festival.

According to a press release sent to Ventureburn, the competition judges are looking for “one woman who is actively involved in an innovative company that has developed a unique, sustainable and scalable technology driven business:.

Judges on the panel include; Noluthando Gosa, former Investment Analyst and a longstanding member of a number of professional organisations like the Institute of Directors of South Africa; Business Women’s Association of SA (Gauteng) and the Black Business Council, Tanya Kovarsky, the PR and Communications Lead of Core Group and an award-winning parenting blogger with more than 12 years of experience in magazine and newspaper journalism, Hillary Joffe, who is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most talented financial journalists, Toby Shapshak, Described by GQ as “the most high-profile technology journalist in the country” and one of South Africa’s top 30 men in media and editor of Stuff Magazine, and Arthur Goldstuck, award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator and head of the World Wide Worx Organisation.

“Start-Up Tel Aviv South Africa, now in its 3rd year, aims to share the energy of Israel’s start-up culture with women in the tech-sector of South Africa through supporting truly innovative start-ups,” says Israeli Ambassador to South Africa Ambassador and competition judge Arthur Lenk. “We know that in South Africa there are widely creative people who will gain from exposure to the world renowned innovation eco-system in Tel Aviv”.

Our Start-Up Tel Aviv South Africa content is of benefit to both South Africa and Israel by highlighting the benefits of outside the box creative thinking and honouring the best new woman ‘startupist’ in South Africa.”

Anyone looking to enter may do so online.

Author Bio

Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
Nur is an enigma with a passion for creating words. He recently entered a love affair with technology and chorizo sausages. He travels a lot -- you catch him, if you can, at a Silicon Cape event every now and again. More