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Winner gets $10,000 Equity-free Prize Money

All innovators are invited to apply before 14th June, 2023

Pitch2Win is back for the 3rd time, and this year it’s bigger than ever!

Selected startup innovators/founders will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of local, home-based, and international investors.

If you're a startup founder looking for funding and mentorship, this pitch competition is for you. Pitch your startup to a panel of renowned investors and gain the chance to receive up to $10,000 in funding, as well as mentorship support from leading industry experts.

Why Participate

Pitch2Win aims to connect visionary founders with potential investors, fostering growth, collaboration, and investment opportunities.
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The winners of Pitch2Win will receive a total of $20,000 equity-free cash prizes. This funding can be a game-changer for startups, providing the financial boost necessary to fuel growth, hire talent, or develop products.


Startups will gain exposure to a wide audience of Nigerian & international investors, industry experts, potential partners, customers, and mentors who can help propel their startup forward.


Participants will connect with like-minded investors, entrepreneurs, successful startup founders, and seasoned professionals in various industries. Expand their networks, exchange ideas, and forge valuable partnerships that can open doors for future collaborations.

Prize and Benefits


Pitch event winner
Advisory, mentorship and access to investors for top 10 participants
High quality networking and collaborative engagements

Pitch2Win Program

How it works


Innovators whose solutions meet the eligibility criteria can apply to pitch at the Pitch2Win event

Evaluation & Selection

Our expert panel of judges will evaluate the submissions based on various criteria, including innovation, scalability, market viability, and team composition. 10 exceptional startups will be chosen as finalists to present their solution on stage at the Pitch2Win event in Lagos, Nigeria

Mentoring Sessions

A team of experienced coaches and mentors will help the startups refine their ideas in preparation for the pitch event.

Pitch Event

If selected as a finalist, you'll be invited to our grand pitch event. Present your idea and solution to the judges and captivate the audience with your vision, business model, and growth strategy


Who Can Apply

Visionary innovators

Early-stage technology-creating or technology-enabled startups

Technology-enabled solutions, preferably Web2 and Web3 Technologies

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Nigerian-based innovators

Available to attend physical pitch event in Lagos, Nigeria on July 11, 2023

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Previous Participants

Finalists from our previous editions have moved on to achieving great feats such as listing on the Y Combinator Startup Directory, raising 7-digit seed funding rounds,  ranking on the list of top startups in Nigeria, and so much more.

Our Sponsors

Headline Sponsors

Past Sponsors


The Journey Begins With A Pitch

Respond to Call for Application

Submit Your Application & Pitch Deck

Get Shortlisted

Emerge as Top 3

Get Funding


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Founders of startups in Nigeria with innovative, technology-enabled solutions.

What is the program structure?

Applications are open. The deadline for submission is June 16th, 2023. The applications will be screened and the top 10 startups will be shortlisted for the physical Pitch2Win competition.

What is there to gain from participating in the Pitch2Win Competition?

  • -Up to $20,000 equity-free cash prizes to be won by the top three participants

  • -Advisory, mentorship and access to investors for top 10 participants

  • -High quality networking and collaborative engagements

Is there a fee to participate?

There is no participation fee

How do I apply for the competition?

Please click here to submit your pitch deck and fill the application form.

Can I apply with more than one solution

No, only one entry per startup will be allowed

I have an idea but do not have an MVP yet. Can I apply?

No, at least an MVP is required to demonstrate ongoing work/traction

What type of solutions are eligible

Technology-enabled solutions, preferably Web2 and Web3 Technologies

Can I compete virtually?

No, Pitch2Win competition will take place physically in Lagos, Nigeria on July 11th, 2023

The Journey Begins With A Pitch

Start your application now to stand a chance of winning $10,000 Equity-free funding for your startup

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