SAVCA 2021 Venture Capital Conference
Showcasing Competition


As part of the SAVCA VC Conference 2021, we are introducing a showcasing segment to the conference, where six early-stage investors and their portfolio companies will have the opportunity to showcase their transaction/portfolio company at the conference.  The conference audience will vote for their preferred 'showcase' which will receive additional media coverage and win an exclusive prize.


Monday 15th November 2021.

Showcasing times at the conference

  • 10:30am - 11:00am
  • 14:00pm – 14:30pm


  • In person at the conference venue – Eureka Estate, Durbanville (Cape Town);
  • Virtually (stream in); or
  • Pre-recorded.

Presentation format

  • Fund Manager and/or Portfolio company to present.
  • Each showcase will have 7 minutes to present their case study on the day.
  • How the showcase/case study is presented is up to the presenters.
  • The presenting team will receive access to their allocated session and to the networking event only.

Criteria to be considered for the showcasing

  • The investment should have taken place within the past 5 years;
  • The portfolio company had to have receive investment from an early-stage investor i.e., VC Fund (independent, captive), Angel Investor, Corporate, etc.;
  • The portfolio company has to be Southern African based; and
  • The deal, business or impact made needs to be distinctive and stands out amongst peers.


As part of the criteria and showcase, the narrative should include one or more of the following criteria:

  • Evidence of growth, including profit growth and investor returns;
  • Job preservation/creation;
  • Innovation;
  • Environmental impact;
  • Social impact; and/or
  • Leadership team/reputation.

The application process to be considered for the showcasing:

  1. Complete the online form using the following link:
  2. Submissions to close on 15th October 2021.
  3. SAVCA will select a maximum of 6 entries to be showcased at the conference.,
  4. Shortlisted applicants will be informed on the 1st November 2021.
  5. Presentations to occur on the 15th November 2021 in Cape Town at Eureka Estate, Durbanville.

Application are now open click here to submit your entry