Innovators wanted…dare to step up?

…enter the Sustainable Solutions Challenge!


As part of the 2013 Africa CEO Round-table & Conference on Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (AR-CSR™) activities; ThistlePraxis Consulting is pleased to announce the second edition of the Sustainable Solutions Showcase, an initiative that seeks to promote, expose and connect innovations and inventions of social entrepreneurs with potential investors, partners, clients, customers and collaborators. This exhibition will showcase ideas, goods, services and inventions of various types that are original and creative, ecologically friendly, capable of meeting specific social and economic needs and having potential for enterprise and return on investment.

Interested individuals are encouraged to enter for the challenge by registering at the event website: or sending an email to:

The best three entries will be selected to participate at the 2013 AR-CSR™ with the theme: ‘Driving Innovation through Transformational Leadership & Sustainability’ and will present their initiatives at the CEO Round-table to leading business leaders, captains of industries, CEOs and C-suite professionals in the private and public sector.

If your innovation or business fits these descriptions and can readily be presented to business leaders for possible investment opportunities and collaborations, then this opportunity is for you.

Now, will the champions of the future step forward?


For your product, idea or innovation to be selected for this challenge, it must:

  1. Be original and creative
  2. Meet a social, economic or environmental need
  3. Be practical, environmentally safe and benefitting to any community
  4. Show potential for enterprise and return on investment


Interested individuals are required to submit their entries before Midnight, GMT, May 20, 2012 to The entries will be screened by a project team of experts from ThistlePraxis Consulting and only successful candidates will be notified by June 2, 2013.


The entries should contain:

  1. Product description: Please submit a detailed description of your product and explain how it meets the criteria stated above.
  2. Company description: Please submit a brief profile of your company, detailing the structure and size.
  3. Video: Please submit a short video (5 minutes MAX.) of the process of creating your product, if available.




NB: Details of applicants’ intellectual property will be treated with utmost confidentiality and respect for any legal implications. However, organizers are not liable for consequences which may arise after the presentations, exhibition and subsequent interaction with potential funders and/or partners.

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