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Winner gets $10,000 Equity-free Prize Money

And an opportunity to attend the IVS Event in Kyoto Japan

500+

Start-Ups

10+

African Focused Investors

Founders

$200M+

Follow-on Capital

200+

Pitch2Win is back for the 4th time, and it’s bigger & better than ever!

SPONSORED BY

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Why Participate?

Pitch2Win aims to connect visionary founders with potential investors, fostering growth, collaboration, and investment opportunities. The 3 Finalists will win from a prize pot of $20,000. They will also receive an all expense paid trip to the IVS2024 Kyoto Event, Japan’s largest startup conference.

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Who Can Apply

Innovators building for the African market (coverage should include Nigeria)

Early-stage Technology-Enabled Startups

Startups with a market-ready product and / or prototype (traction is a plus)

Available to attend physical pitch event in Lagos, Nigeria on June 12, 2024

Available to attend IVS Event in Kyoto, Japan on July 4-6, 2024

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The Journey Begins With A Pitch

Start your application now to stand a chance of winning from a prize pot of $20,000 Equity-free funding for your startup

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Previous Finalists

Finalists from our previous editions have moved on to achieve 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Founders of startups building innovative, technology-enabled solutions for the Nigerian market.

What is the program structure?

Applications are closed. The deadline for submission was May 5th, 2024. The applications will be screened and the top 10 startups will be shortlisted to attend the virtual bootcamp and then the physical Pitch2Win Demo Day on June 12th, 2024.

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

  • All expense sponsored trip to IVS events 2024 in Kyoto, Japan for the top three participants

  • Sponsored accommodation for other participants that attend IVS events 2024 in Kyoto, Japan 

  • 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?

Applications for Pitch2Win4 closed on May 5th. 

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

Early-stage technology-enabled solutions are eligible to apply.

Can I compete virtually?

No, The Pitch2Win competition will take place physically in Lagos, Nigeria on June 12th, 2024. 

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