The Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024

Deadline: 30th of April, 2024

The Irish Tech Challenge South Africa for 2024 is currently accepting applications.Tech startups in South Africa are invited to apply for the Irish Tech Challenge South Africa 2024 by the Irish Embassy in South Africa, in collaboration with the Department of Science & Innovation (DSI), Dogpatch Labs Ireland, the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), and Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct.

  • Collaborative initiative: Spearheaded by the Embassy of Ireland in South Africa, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and Technology Innovation Agency, the programme aims to fuse Irish technology expertise with the innovation of South African tech entrepreneurs.
  • Focus on innovation: The Irish Tech Challenge is rooted in promoting innovation, fostering technology development, and ensuring effective technology deployment within South Africa.
  • Empowering diversity: With a special emphasis on encouraging applications from women, young entrepreneurs, and startups aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate-focused start-ups.
  • Global expansion support: The chosen entrepreneurs will receive not just financial aid, but also premier access to Ireland’s vast technological expertise and influential networks to bolster their growth.
  • Overcoming challenges: The initiative understands the barriers faced by tech entrepreneurs ready for global scalability: limited resources, high tech costs, and network and infrastructure access.



  • Up to €10,000 each in funding.
  • A funded trip to Ireland where you will be part of a curated business networking programme with access to the country’s top business ​​leaders.
  • ​​​​Access to the Irish tech ecosystem ​​with potential opportunities for further funding. ​
  • Receive acceleration support to position your global scaling strategy in collaboration with Dogpatch Labs in Ireland.

Click here to apply 

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