South Africa
Green Economy
Green technology
Pitch Event

GreenCape, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, invites innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovation business ideas to enter the 2023 GreenPitch Challenge.

The innovators and entrepreneurs stand a chance of pitching to a panel of esteemed judges at a “shark tank-style” hybrid networking event, hosted in Cape Town in July 2023. Network with potential investors, business incubators, local government decision-makers and green economy experts.

Prizes, including a cash prize and in-kind business support, are sponsored by RMB Ventures, LaunchLab, Google Startups for Accelerated Development and SAREBI, with more to be confirmed.

Click here to apply. 

Full description


  • The business idea has to be positioned within at least one of the Green Economy sectors – refer to the investment opportunities highlighted in GreenCape’s Market Intelligence Reports. Your business can be based anywhere in South Africa.
  • The early stage start-up - proof of concept e.g. pilot project running, looking for the first round of seed funding can apply. 
  • Pre-growth (registered and trading, with sales – looking for series A funding) phase businesses can apply. 


Closing date
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Renewable Energy
Green Energy
Energy Management Technologies