SA Innovation Summit Techtribe Student Volunteer Programme 2017 for Young South Africans.

Application Deadline: July 10th 2017

The SA Innovation Summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the theme Innovation Revolution.  Part of this celebration is a focus on the South African youth and the contribution they can make in the entrepreneurial and innovation space.  This is underpinned by the launch of the Techtribe Student Volunteer Programme, with the aim of exploring the potential, creativity, talents and initiatives brought by the young people in South Africa.

The SA Innovation Summit is looking for dynamic volunteers to participate in the SA Summit 2017 held from 6-8 September in the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town to deliver an amazing event and make a lasting impact.

Volunteer now to work at the SA Innovation Summit 2017 –  You will become part of South Africa’s leading platform in gathering startups, entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, business, government and investors, facilitating conversations around FinTech; AgriTech; BioTech; EduTech; Cities of the Future (IoT, Clean and green, Social); Space (Astronomy, big data, AI and satellite technology)

You will learn new things, meet interesting people and get a chance to become part of a unique ecosystem that can bring real change to economic growth in South Africa.

How Does It Work:

The Volunteer Programme is designed to provide general event support such as registration support, manning information points, assisting delegates, accompanying speakers and VIPs, providing sound support etc.

The Volunteer Programme comprise of two parts – you can opt to participate in one or both:

One: Summit Pre-production

Get  involved in the pre-production of the Summit.  Students will co-design, co-create and co-produce the exhibition space and stands, bringing the Summit venue to life.

Two: Summit-on-Site Support

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities during the Summit:

  • Receive delegates
  • Assist with ticketing and registration
  • Hand out programmes
  • Man the Information Kiosks
  • Support Speakers and VIPs
  • Hand out Speaker gifts
  • Provide directions and managing delegate flow of movement during the programme
  • Provide support in break-out sessions
  • Assist at the Pitching Den
  • Assist in the Inventors Garage
  • Assist in the Match & Invest Lounge
  • Provide support to exhibitors, judging panels and speakers
  • Engage on Social Media – help take / post images / support the Social Media team
  • Assist with selling merchandise
  • Assist on Ecosystem Bustours


You will have the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, face new challenges and participate in many new and diverse experiences.  You will experience, and become part of a community of entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, funders, investors, corporates and academia – an ecosystem worth being part of!

You will gain:

  1. Invaluable experience!
  2. A sense of being part of something bigger, building the future of South Africa and supporting economic growth in a tangible way.
  3. A once-in-a-life experience
  4. A letter of recommendation
  5. Free training
  6. Access to the Summit After Party on 7 September
  7. An exclusive Summit T-Shirt
  8. The opportunity to rub shoulders with global thought leaders, entrepreneurs and businness

What You Will Need:

  1. Hard work!
  2. Providing great Customer Service to delegates, support staff and organisers.
  3. Attendance of the briefing or training sessions that will be held prior to the event (dates will be announced)
  4. If volunteering for Onsite-Support, you need to be available for the full time on both 6 & 7 September. Volunteers will be asked to assist with setup on the 5th of September.
  5. You need to come with enthusiasm and an eagerness to work and play hard!

How to Apply:

A limited number of volunteers will be accepted.  All applications will be reviewed and based on the numbers of volunteers required for a specific activity and the interest for that activity, students will be assigned.

To apply:

  1. Complete and submit the application form before 10 July.

We will then:

  1. Review your application & Assign you to an area of work.
  2. Let you know that you were successful.  Where there is no immediate space available space on the programme, students will be notified by email and might be invited to volunteer at a later stage.
  3. Half a day training on 5 September (morning)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SA Innovation Summit Techtribe Student Volunteer Programme 201


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