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TechCircle opens Call For Applications for Pitch2Win4!

Innovative Early-Stage Startups to Win $10,000 Cash Prize & Japan Trip at Pitch2Win-4

TechCircle is accepting applications for its annual Pitch2Win Competition program. Founders can visit PITCH2WIN APPLICATION PAGE to apply before Sunday, 5th May 2024.

In collaboration with SGverse and SGgrow, Pitch2Win is returning for its fourth edition and the stakes are higher than ever. This year, Pitch2Win is set to take place on the 12th of June, 2024, where 10 promising startups will have the chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges and investors. The selected startups will vie for a grand prize of $10,000 equity-free funding and an all-expense-paid trip to IVS2024 Kyoto, Japan’s largest crypto conference, offering invaluable networking opportunities and exposure to global trends.

To participate in Pitch2Win-4 founders and startups must Apply for Pitch2Win and meet the eligibility criteria of being:

  • Visionary innovators

  • An early-stage technology-enabled startup

  • Nigerian-based innovators

  • Available to attend the physical event scheduled for the 12th of June, 2024, in Lagos.

Past participants in the Pitch2Win Competition like Reliance Health, LifeBank, Edves, Lendsqr, and Figorr (formerly Gricd) have collectively raised over $50 million, with Reliance Health, the winner of the maiden edition of Pitch2Win, alone raising $46 million in two funding rounds. Curacel, Reliance Health, and Plumter have all gone to Y-Combinator (YC) after participating in Pitch2Win. While, Pharmarun, winner of Pitch2Win 3, also secured a $50,000 grant from an initiative sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Last year, over 500 startups applied to the competition, after a very rigorous selection process, 15 finalists moved to the final round of Pitch2Win where the top 2 winners — Pharmarun and Akowe received $10,000 and $3,000 cash prizes, respectively. The event attracted over 300 attendees, including investors, industry experts and founders. Even if the shortlisted startups did not win, they got in the line of sight of these executives.

According to Chinenye Ochem, co-founder of Tyms, a finance and accounting automation software, Pitch2Win was instrumental in helping the startup close its pre-seed round and raise $115,000 within two weeks. ZeroComplex AI, finalist at Pitch2Win 3, secured major funding after catching the eye of Olumide Soyombo, founder of Voltron Capital and one of the Pitch2Win competition judges.

The competition also featured engaging keynote speeches, and panels which made the event engaging and insightful. You can watch the highlight here - 

Pitch2Win4 comes at a time when access to funding and resources for African entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystems are limited. It is a platform that provides the tools, visibility, and opportunities, startups need to build and grow their businesses in the evolving tech and startup landscape.


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