Pitchstorm 3.0 is here; apply for a chance to win $10,000 for your startup

by | Nov 8, 2021

Last year, the world dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic. This saw us suspend all Pitchstorm-related activities for Techpoint Africa’s third annual Techpoint Build event, Techpoint Build 2020.

With the flagship event here again in 2021, we are happy to announce applications for Pitchstorm, with entries from all African countries. 

Techpoint Africa Pitchstorm is a pan-African startup competition focused on amplifying the work of startups pushing the envelope with world-class solutions. But things are somewhat different this year.

What to expect at this edition of Pitchstorm

Alignment with Techpoint Build 2021 theme

Following the theme of Techpoint Build 2021, The next frontier, Pitchstorm 3.0 will aim to identify one startup that best “illustrates” and “executes” on futuristic goals of its industry. 

It will look at how organisations can be redesigned to survive and thrive in tomorrow’s hyper-competitive global environment and take a glimpse at the future of industries — such as health, payment, education, etc. — driven by new demographics, new global markets, and new technology.

Participating industries 

Pitchstorm 3.0 will be specific along the following industries:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Food Security
  • Education

If you have solutions rethinking business and innovation practices in these industries, and your operational period is between 3 months and 2 years, you are exactly what we are looking for at Pitchstorm 3.0.

Prize money

In typical fashion, the prize money for Pitchstorm 3.0 is $10,000. But beyond money, participants are exposed to numerous opportunities, including investor roundtable and mentorship.

How to Apply 

Pitchstorm is not only open to applications from Nigeria, the host country. We encourage participation from startups based in all West African countries. Kindly follow this link to apply.


The application process will last only one month from the announcement date. We will not consider any applications submitted after December 8. Hurry up and register.


Although we will give $10,000 prize money to the overall Pitchstorm winner, we are open to sponsorships seeking to support any of our 5 Pitchstorm category winners with additional money and prizes. Simply send an email to events@techpoint.africa to know the categories available for such support.

Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.

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Oyereyi M
Oyereyi M
23 days ago

I wish to pitch a fresh idea that hasn’t been built. I will like techpoint to give me an opportunity to share the idea with your team in order to brainstorm on the idea and assist in making it a reality. It’s in the line of education, books and literacy


Múyìwá Mátùlúkò
Múyìwá Mátùlúkò(@muyiwa-matuluko)
Reply to  Oyereyi M
22 days ago

Thanks for your interest in seeking our counsel, Oyereyi. You will have to book a consultation session with a subject-matter journalist of your choice. Please see this link for more info or just directly email @Techpoint Africa.africa">consultations@Techpoint Africa.africa with more details of your request.

17 days ago

Hi, My company is an NGO, Can i apply ???

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