ROUTE TO MARKET 2024

Are you struggling to break into the logistics, medical or health industry?

Here’s your chance…

Aspen and DHL are offering entrepreneurs in these industries the opportunity to pitch their businesses to their leadership teams – with the possibility of being introduced into their supply chain.

Think you’ve got what it takes to be named the winner? 

CALLING ALL COMPANIES IN THE MEDICAL, HEALTH & LOGISTICS INDUSTRIES

Challenge criteria

LOCATION

Portions of this challenge require in-person participation at the GIBS campus in Illovo, Johannesburg. We will require those entrants who advance to certain stages to be able to make their own way to these sessions. Any travel and accommodation will be for your own account.

EXISTING BUSINESS

You have an existing registered and trading business in the medical, health or logistics industries, that has been trading for less than 3 years.

MUST BE OVER 18

You are a South African citizen over the age of 18.

The agenda

How it works.

The top 5 applicants, in each category, will receive guidance from GIBS experts on how to prepare an information pack to pitch their business proposal.

The top 5 applicants, in each category, will have an opportunity to present this and pitch their business to Aspen or DHL leadership and a panel of judges.

The top 3 businesses, as chosen by our judges, will advance to a further interview, where we will really get to know you and your business.

One winner will be invited to structured sessions with Aspen or DHL to explore supply chain integration and partnering opportunities.

We do not guarantee that any commercial relationship will result from this process. The mission of the Route-to-Market Challenge is to unearth high-potential businesses, provide them with targeted coaching and guidance, and immerse them with the relevant teams at Aspen and DHL for a full exploration of potential synergies.

ENTER NOW

Medical, health or logistics? This is your big break!

This is not just a competition. It is about growing small- and medium-sized businesses to significantly contribute to your industry.

Aspen Entries

If you have an existing business that is supporting, producing or servicing the medical or health industry, we want you! Step up your business to whole new level.

Challenge

DHL Entries

Are you struggling to break into the logistics industry in Africa? If you have an existing business that is supporting, producing or servicing the logistics industry, we want you!