On the 20th of January, we announced our 2020 edition of Techpoint Build.
One of the reasons this is the largest startup and technology gathering in West Africa is the Pitch Storm segment, which we are happy to announce for 2020.
Pitch Storm is a startup competition where the most qualified startups compete against each other for the coveted equity-free prize money, amongst other prizes.
Pitch Storm 2020 will be the third straight showdown since its inauguration, with 20 startups across West Africa participating in previous editions.
Nine Nigerian startups took part in the inaugural edition from which Placement — a platform that allows job seekers to find paid internship opportunities in Nigeria — emerged winner of the ₦1 million prize money. Pitch Storm 2019 had different prospects, with representation from 5 countries — Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Côte d’Ivoire — across West Africa and 11 startups participating.
Online data real estate platform, Estate Intel, went home with the $10,000 prize money.
Pitch Storm 2020 will feature 12 startups from the following 6 West African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, and Cameroon.
The competition will be held on July, 2020. Applications are now open for participation in Pitch Storm 2020.
Who can apply?
Pitch Storm is open to the most-innovative and disruptive startups across all industries. Participating startups must be at least a year old, and must come from the above-listed countries.
Follow the link to apply.
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Nigerian startups raised $377m in 2019, more than twice what they did in 2018. Find out more when you download the full report.