Seedstars World competition which is set to take place in Lagos on July 31 has partnered with Uber to launch #Uberpitch. Startups will be given 10 minutes to have a shot at the last spot during the #Uberpitch event holding on July 28th at Victoria Island, Lekki Phase 1 and Yaba areas of Lagos.
Between 11am and 3pm, July 28th, participating entrepreneurs will have 15 minutes to convince investors from the back of an Uber, and the entrepreneurs will get immediate feedback as well as, a chance to win a second in-person meeting with the investors. Tomi Davies, President of the African Business Angels Network (ABAN), and other top Lagos investors will be present to hear your pitch.
“We’re thrilled about partnering with Uber and giving every entrepreneur in Lagos with a great startup and 15 minutes of time the opportunity to win a last minute spot at our competition as well as meetings with top notch investors“ says Marcello Schermer, Regional Manager Africa at Seedstars World.
“With this partnership, we are giving entrepreneurs unprecedented access and opportunities to meet with the best and most influential investors in Lagos” Mr. Schermer also added.
Ebi Atawodi, general manager of Uber Lagos, said Uber is about empowering people, with the heart of its business a fusion of technology and entrepreneurship.
“UberPitch is a new and exciting way for us to help showcase the entrepreneurship spirit and talent of Lagos. Together Uber and Seedstars World are really giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to potentially take their business ideas to the next level,” she said.
For a shot at UberPitch, you can launch the Uber app tomorrow and select the special UberPITCH option to get started.
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