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Tech companies invited to showcase successful industry-startup collaboration at Mining Indaba

September 16, 2019 Competitions 2
Unearthed and Investing in African Mining Indaba have partnered to offer three ground-breaking technology companies the opportunity to raise their profile across the global mining sector by pitching their industry collaboration project at Startups Unearthed Africa, at the world’s largest mining investment event on Wednesday 5 February 2020 in Cape Town.
MOVUS pitching at Startups Unearthed Australia

Startups Unearthed Africa aims to shine the light on partnerships between startups and industry operators or service providers that have delivered value to the resources sector. Applications are open to any technology company based, or operating, within the African continent that has a case study to share that showcases the successful adoption of an innovative mining technology solution.

The three successful applicants will access the valuable prospect of presenting to approximately 750 investors and dealmakers, leaders from over 220 mining companies, and 34 government ministers.

In addition to awarding three pitching spots, each partnership will receive one full complimentary pass to Mining Indaba that runs for four days from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 February 2020. Finalists will also receive recognition and exposure through Unearthed media channels to the broader mining industry.

Industry Lead – Crowdsourcing at Unearthed, Holly Bridgwater will moderate the session showcasing the top three transformative mining technology case studies.

This year we are inviting startups and scale-ups to present with their industry partners on a problem or project that they have worked on together. We want to highlight where resources sector leaders and startups are working together successfully to solve key problems for the mining industry, and show others how it's done,” Bridgwater said.

Investing in African Mining Indaba Senior Conference Producer Catriona McDavid said that the conference strives to provide a platform for organisations who are actively affecting change across the mining industry.

Startups are undoubtably a driving force for innovation. Through our Mining 2050 Programme, we are proud to play our part in advancing digital economy opportunities for Africa, and we look forward to welcoming the three successful startups and their partners to present to our global audience, and hope this stimulates greater industry collaboration across the startup community,” said McDavid.

To apply for Startups Unearthed Africa, visit: and submit your application before 14 October 2019. Interested in hearing what these entrepreneurs and industry leaders have to say? Register for Mining Indaba here.

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