Four among Africa’s top technology companies will be invited to pitch solutions at the upcoming Africa Mining Indaba. The world’s largest mining investment conference will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Startups Unearthed Africa is an online competition. Its main is raising the profile of African companies across the global mining sector. As such, they have applications open to any business across the continent that has a prototype, product or service that can impact industry. Furthermore, companies do not need to have worked on a mining project before, they need only have exciting technology solutions that can make a difference.
The four successful applicants will access the valuable opportunity to pitch their idea to approximately 750 investors and dealmakers, leaders from over 220 mining companies, and 34 government ministers.
In addition to awarding four pitching spots, each startup will receive one full complimentary pass to Mining Indaba that runs for four days from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 February 2019. The top ten applicants will also receive media coverage profiling their business, to get the word out across Unearthed’s global network.
Unearthed industry’s lead for crowdsourcing Holly Bridgwater, will moderate the startup session showcasing these upcoming transformative mining technologies. She expressed her excitement on the upcoming event as well as the obvious prospect of sharing knowledge on the technology being built across Africa.
The MD Investing in African Mining Indaba Alex Grose says that it’s about time the misconception that the mining industry is old fashioned was changed. This, he says, is because technology has rapidly been changing the way the sector operates. This is evident from the onset of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to new satellite technologies and more efficient production.