Startup Knight

Byte Orbit has opened applications for this year’s Startup Knight software competition in South Africa as it makes its second return to the spur the software industry.

The premise of the competition is to promulgate, support and embrace tech startups in South Africa by offering a disruptive competition platform.

The competition will accept entries until October 24. Only fifteen companies will go ahead to pitch to the judges.

The main winning categories which will bag R100,000 each include, Concept phase where ideas will be pitched and Startup phase where companies that have potential to disrupt the industry will be awarded. An additional R100,000 will be given to the Startup phase winner for media coverage.

Last year’s winner, EasyMap went ahead to secure more funding with Umbono Google.