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 Pitch-it to the Panel

What is it about?

A Pitch-it to the Panel™ meeting (unique in this particular format) is an opportunity for any creative person with an invention idea or product to speak to a knowledgeable and highly qualified group of experienced professionals to help guide them. Our Panelists are serious about the job at hand even though they are friendly and welcoming!


Members of the PITTP™ panel vary, but sessions generally involve a variety of expertise tailor-made for the presenters. Not all Panelists serve on any one day.

Attending a Pitch-it to the Panel™ meeting saves an inventor/innovator a lot of time, wasted effort and money. Once an idea is presented, the Panel discusses all aspects with the inventor. The invaluable advice, guidance and direction given to inventors makes it easier for them to decide what to do next.

Cost to Attend?

The current cost is R625,00. The Pitch-it to the Panel™ service is only available to members so you need to be a member or become a member before you can book a place on ‘Pitch-It’™. It is possible to become a member and book for PITTP™ at the same time, just follow the website prompts.

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Would You Like To Meet The Panelists?

This is the expert group of subject specialists who serve on the Panel for our Pitch-it™ days.

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How is it confidential?

Your idea is protected because before you discuss your invention concept or product with the Panel, you are provided with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) which is signed by all present at Pitch-it

Who are the Panelists?

The Panel is made up of experts, subject specialists, inventors and professionals and varies for any one session of PITTP™

The following fields are represented on the Panel:

Patent Attorney/s, Industrial Designers, Engineers (different disciplines), Electronics specialists, Product Developers,  Designers and manufacturers, Inventors, an Agriculturalist, Horticulturist and Environmentalist, Funding Advisors, SME Business Consultants, Marketing, Sales and Branding professionals, an Actuary, a Licensing Consultant, a DIY guy, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners.


Pitch-it to the Panel™ is a premium service for Members only 

Our virtual Pitch-it to the Panel™ sessions (using Zoom) have proven to be successful. Some people miss the face-to-face versions but these virtual sessions are likely to remain in place for several reasons but mainly because they allow anybody from anywhere in South Africa or the world to access the services of our varied and specialist panel of experts. Pitch-it-to-the-Panel from the III is something quite unique in this particular format.

PLEASE NOTE the next PITTP™ meeting has been set for
19th February 2022.

Book and secure your place now
Places are limited for each session


Payment Details: 

  • Bank: Standard bank
  • Branch code: 4305
  • Account holder: The Institute of Inventors and Innovators
  • Account number: 004780205
  • Account type: Current
  • Reference:  PITTP and your full name.
  • Please add a cash deposit fee as necessary
  • Send: Proof of payment to secure your seat.
  • Email: payments@iii.org.za

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    "I just want to say thank you to the III for giving me the platform to express my deepest desires in 2019... I received great advice at the PITTP meeting and information about people to meet in order to push my product forward. I've successfully created a functional prototype and business model, with phase design, so we are almost tooling ready. I just want to express my gratitude to III. It's it been a while but I am happy with the current outcome."

    Samkelo Ndita Pitch-it to the Panel™

    "We presented at the Pitch-it to the Panel in October 2020 where we had a positive experience with the Panel. They asked us challenging questions and gave us plenty of food for thought for our next steps with our invention. It felt great to have a community that understood and encouraged us. We were no longer people with a good idea, but inventors!"

    Simangele Mabena - currently based in Vancouver Canada Pitch-it to the Panel™

    “Dear Pitch-it to the Panel team, I wish to thank you sincerely. Your inputs were very constructive, innovative, solving problems and highlighting issues of concern. It was honest and candid. In particular, I value the mix of your combined experience and expertise all around one table. This was superb and just what I needed. I hope to pitch again soon. Thank you so much.”

    Hennie Stoffberg Pitch-it to the Panel™

    “… I was surprised to hear that a service like PITTP even existed. The experienced panelists provided advice that was practical, helpful and objective. Because the advice and guidance was objective, the shortcomings in our approach to our invention were exposed. However, this was a very important part of the discussion. The positives were also noted.”

    Errol Berman Pitch-it to the Panel™

    “I had the privilege of attending ‘Pitch-it to the Panel’ earlier this year. May I use this opportunity to thank you and the panel. I highly recommend your inexpensive, professional service to inventors. Get an expert opinion on the viability and novelty of your idea before spending a fortune on development and patent registration. I will certainly use your services again in the future. Thanks a million.”

    Johan van Wyk Pitch-it to the Panel™

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