TechInAfrica – Pitch Ethiopia is a collaborative startup pitch and demo competition held by Lions@frica and Gebeya. The inaugural event will kick off on July 6 at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Local startups will be given an opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of potential investors, customers, and government partners.
The competition aims at providing a platform for local startups with world-class feedback, support, and potential investment. The winning startups will get a chance to travel to Silicon Valley, California, USA.
The event will invite numerous individuals from various sectors to witness local startups showcasing their ideas for the transformation of Ethiopia.
“We are pleased to join forces with Gebeya on the AfridevCon and Pitch Ethiopia events. The Ethiopian ecosystem is growing and the opportunities for young startups to learn, grow and thrive are limitless,” says Stephen Ozoigbo, Managing Partner of Lions@frica.
Digital transformation in the country is driven by the emergence of startups that tap into the tech world. Tech startups are the necessary catalyst to establish a strong presence in various economies. The startup ideas are the fuel to promote and sustain an environment, creating a synergy to nurture a strong developmental environment.
The 2019 edition of Pitch Ethiopia will kick off at the African Developers Conference on July 5th and 6th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It will feature thought leadership, ecosystem discussion, and panel interviews. It will culminate with the closing ceremony of AfriDevCon.