Twelve (12) startups from across the Africa have been selected to Pitch Live during this month’s digital Africa Tech Summit Connects which will see these innovators and entrepreneurs given a chance to present their solution to an audience of 500 investors, corporates and other stakeholders.
Disrupt Africa and Africa Tech Summit (ATS) announced last month they had reprised their partnership to incorporate startup-focused sessions and pitching opportunities within the virtual Africa Tech Summit Connects event, which will take place via mobile app and desktop on October 20th – 22nd, 2020.
As part of this, it opened applications for Pitch Live, which will take place over the course of the event, and gives African tech startups the chance to present their solution to the global audience and connect with interested parties virtually. The pitch event follows successful physical editions in Kigali, Rwanda in 2019 and earlier this year.
More than 50 applications were received from across Africa looking to raise either pre-seed, seed, or Series A funding, selected to take part. Thus, only the selected 12 will get a chance to do so.
The 12 selected startups include; Agro Innova (Ghana), PayDunya (Senegal), Snode (South Africa), Moja Ride (Ivory Coast), Seso Global (Nigeria), Medsaf (Nigeria), Wella Health (Nigeria), Eneza Telecom (Kenya), Kolute Systems (Senegal), Vybe (Nigeria), Scrapays (Nigeria), and Abiria (Kenya).
Over the course of the three days, the startups will pitch to a global audience, presenting their solutions before having the opportunity of engaging with interested parties through a variety of socially-distanced online mediums.
The selected startups will also have access to the rest of the event, which aims to drive interaction and showcase the latest developments on the continent across the startup world and beyond, with sessions focusing on fintech, logistics, e-commerce, investment, regulation and policy, blockchain, connectivity, ed-tech and agri-tech.
The exclusive virtual business summit is not “another webinar”, and instead aims to maximize each delegate’s time with AI-powered smart matchmaking, live 1:1 video meetings, and the ability to find new customers, innovative products, investors, and opportunities via a virtual business marketplace.
Africa Tech Summit Connects is a fully-virtual event that takes place on October 20th – 22nd, 2020.