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Nigerian Economic Summit 25th Anniversary (NES25) Startups Pitching Event 2019 for Nigerian Startups

The Startups Pitching Event at NES #25 on October 6 aims to connect new Nigerian ventures seeking to raise funds with potential investors.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2019

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be Taken at (Country): Nigeria

About the 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 a 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.

Ten selected early-stage startups that are registered in Nigeria and have been doing business for no more than 5 years will be invited to pitch in front of venture capitalists and investors. 

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 ten start-ups with venture capitalists and investors.

The event will be strictly on invitation and shall not be open to all Summit participants.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Applications will be open to businesses:

  1. Registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and doing business for no more than five (5) years; and
  2. Engaged in any sector of the economy
    • Agriculture
    • Education
    • Health
    • ICT
    • Manufacturing
    • Renewable energy
    • Transport, etc.

Number of Awards: 10

Value of Award: Finalists will be awarded with capital (cash fund) feedback and interactions with business experts.

How to Apply:

  1. CAC Certificate of Incorporation
  2. Summary Business Plan (not more than 3 pages)
  3. Pitch Deck

Apply Here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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