PwC has more than 5000 staff in and partner locations in Canada from Vancouver, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Being a part of the largest network of more than 154000 people in multiple countries, PwC provides its clients with the best of their solutions, experience and collective thinking for enhancing value for their stakeholders and clients and for building public trust.
Every year the Vision to Reality event is organized by PwC that brings together more than 500 influencers, VCs, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs for sharing perspectives and for collaborating on the ways that innovation is reshaping the market of Canada in unexpected and new ways. Nowadays, PwC is looking for growing companies with tech solutions from several industries to join the Vision to Reality Awards Program 2015. The Company is working with the City of Cape Town, Wesgro and SA Innovation Summit. PwC and will use the platform of SA Innovation Pitching Den for the 20 top Vision to Reality contestants to pitch.
The main aims of this event include the following:
- To gain entry inside the minds of technology visionaries leading business visionaries of today, who will take you through their challenges and triumphs to build a highly innovative and profitable business.
- Contribute in building a creative ecosystem by challenging the norm that pushes businesses of all sizes of Canada to be leaders on the worldwide stage.
- Learn ways and opportunities to expand your networks, meet potential business partners and forge new relationships with companies that are across the business life cycle.
Moreover, the Vision to Reality Awards program seeks for encouraging companies having very high growth potential to become market leaders. This event is supported by the CITi Bandwidth Barn initiative, U-Start, Grindstone and Silicon Cape.
All the entrants must be either headquartered or controlled in Africa, have their R&D activities and management team located in Africa. Applicants should also have their own proprietary technology or intellectual property that takes part for a considerable portion of operating revenue, and offer innovative and tech-enabled solutions across the industry.
The process of nomination is going to take place on the SA Innovation Summit, after which a list of 20 companies will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. The selected companies will then pitch their tech-enabled solutions at the SA Innovation Summit PwC Pitching Den. From which 10 companies will be chosen to take part in a mentorship program of PwC. After this, these companies will deliver their final presentation at PwC to the panel of judges. The top 3 winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.