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Nigerian Economic Summit (NES) Startups Pitching Event for Nigerian Startups 2017

The Startups Pitching Events at NES #23 at October 10 and 11 aim to connect new Nigerian ventures seeking to raise funds with potential investors.

Application Deadline: 22nd September 2017

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To Be Taken At (Country): Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja

About the Award: Many start-up entrepreneurs struggle to get the funds they need to grow their business and in some cases even require mentorship, professional advisory services, etc. Innovators and entrepreneurs from all over Nigeria would have an opportunity to pitch their start-ups and this is a platform for such businesses to collaborate and interact with individuals and organizations interested in promoting entrepreneurship and an opportunity to pitch to experienced investors and obtain great feedback and possibly capital.

The theme of this year’s Summit, “Opportunities, Productivity & Employment: Actualizing the Economic Recovery & Growth Plan”, will elicit and adopt a solutions-based approach in addressing the issues that will expand opportunities, tackle unemployment and improve productivity.

Each start-up will have 5 minutes to pitch to prospective investors and 10 minutes to answer questions from them. It is expected that the Session will also connect the eight start-ups with venture capitalists and investors.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Eight selected early-stage startups that are registered in Nigeria and have been doing business for no more than 3 years will be invited to pitch in front of venture capitalists and investors.

Applications will be open to businesses:
1. Registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and doing business for no more than three (3) years; and
2. Engaged in any sector of the economy (agribusiness, ICT, services, renewable energy, manufacturing, etc.)

Number of Awards: 8

Value of Award: 

  • New ventures with innovative ideas will be the direct beneficiaries of this event, as they will showcase their businesses before investors and have access to investment opportunities. They will also be able to receive guidance and business opinions from them during the event which will also greatly enhance their capacities to grow. In addition, they will get more visible brand effect from this platform.
  • For the prospective investors, it will be an opportunity to identify and invest in new ventures that are early stage and that align with their own investment strategy.

Duration of Program: October 10 – October 12, 2017

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)

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