This video pitch will help you prepare for and win the TechCabal Battlefield 2014. As long as you have a startup, which is less than two years old, you have raised some money but not over $200,000 and you feel you need some more. Watch this video instead of conspiring to rob a bank.
For starters, TechCabal is a premium online news publication for startups. The popular publication has launched its inaugural version the TechCabal Battlefield, something like Shark Tank or Dragon’s Den to give you chance to prove that your product is awesome and it can meet the demands of the Nigerian market. All you need to do is apply, prepare, go pitch and bring home this cash. Sounds easy?
However, you won’t get the prize money just like that. You have to have an awesome product, as a Ninja, you have to demonstrate the product to the judges and the audience, show that it really works. Get your freaking PowerPoint ready, and a tribal print hoodie and a pair of hot trainers. And do some pitching before your mirror.
And apart from you demo-ing a working product, you have to be sweet and eloquent and sure. The sweet tooth will help you sell your product to iROKOtv’s Jason Njoku, Jobberman’s Ayodeji Adewunmi, Stanbic IBTC’s Akintunde Oyebode and Paradigm Initiative’s Gbenga Sesan. As the judges, they are more of your early users and their feedback is significant. They just have to like it and like it or you are doomed. It wont be easy, it’s work, you’ll have to start preparing now by looking at MKO Abiola’s daughter gym it here.
If these gentlemen say you carry the day, then no one will say no. As the best startup, you will walk home with $10,000, free money and you will be at liberty to blow it up the same night on anything. There will reporters and bloggers everywhere wanting to talk to you, and boys and girls and your competitors whinging. Plus you never know, one of the Social Media Week participants might be looking for a startup to invest in all their pension!
If you are not so good, or by bad luck you have a sore throat and come second, don’t fret. There’s $2,000 for you to take home and bro or siz you better plan for it now, you can even make an order from Konga if you are sure you will win it. The third prize winner won’t go home empty-handed, there are lots of prizes and plus great feedback from people who have build global companies, not just websites.
TechCabal will also write about your startup, and you will be featured on VC4Africa and Memeburn and reach their millions of readers monthly. This is like a movie but its true!
Mark the dates- Wednesday 19th February 2014 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. TechCabal Battlefield is part of Social Media Week Lagos 2014.
Requirements: 1.Your startup has to be less than two years old.
2. Your startup should NOT have received funding of over $200,000.
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Sam is the founder and CEO of Moran Media, which runs TechMoran.com and various other digital platforms. Sam is CEO by day and head of awesomeness by night!