2 weeks in Silicon Valley

with Kingson and Akro

We’re looking for bold and innovative founders that are running globally scalable technology startups.

View full article here: Kingson/Akro Pitch to Win a 2 Week Trip to Silicon Valley


Date: Slots for pitching open for 28 and 29 August 2019
Time: Your time slot for your pitch will be communicated to you, should you be selected as one of the 20 shortlisted companies.
Venue: 25 Wale Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Who must apply: Scalable technology startups, pre/post-revenue, at least MVP stage or working beta product

Applications close 23 August at 11h59 pm.

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More about Kingson Capital and Akro:

Kingson Capital (Kingson) is a Venture Capital Company (VCC) and also a registered Section 12J founded in 2015.  As a Section 12 J VCC, all investments with Kingson are fully tax-deductible in the tax year that they are made.  This has the effect of both lowering the capital at risk and enhancing future returns for investors.  Kingson invests in entrepreneurs who have unique and scalable business concepts, whose products change the current landscape and existing business models.  Kingson is a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) company.

’s mission is to attract the most innovative and forward-thinking entrepreneurs, startups and investors by leveraging our hands-on methodology, specialist network of mentors and advisors and our team’s deep knowledge of scaling technology companies; and to then transform selected startups into entities that can truly be described as businesses, strong, scaleable and bold.

Submit your pitch deck here to be apply for this unique opportunity

How to create a pitch-deck

How it works:

  • YOU submit your pitch or startup case
  • WE choose the most promising tech startups! Don’t forget to tell us about YOU, as we want to most hardworking, innovative, creative and hard working founders
  • YOU pitch on your allotted time slot for 3 minutes
  • WE will give some feedback for you to work on over the next 10 days
  • YOU pitch again 10 September 2019
  • Final decision making time!!!!
  • If YOU are one of the picked startups, one of your founders will have an ALL EXPENSES paid trip to Silicon Valley mid November.
  • YOU will have 6 weeks to get your passport and get ready to jet set off to the holy grail of tech startups: Silicon Valley!
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