[email protected] and Gebeya have partnered to launch the inaugural edition of Pitch Ethiopia, a startup pitch and demo event set to hold on July 6, 2019 at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The event, dubbed Pitch Ethiopia will select Ethiopia based startups to pitch to top tier investors, customers, and government partners in return for world-class feedback, prizes, and potential investment.
[email protected] will sponsor the winners to travel to Silicon Valley, California so that they learn from the world’s biggest startup ecosystem.
According to Stephen Ozoigbo, Managing Partner of [email protected], “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.”
The 2019 edition of Pitch Ethiopia will dedicate the entirety of the second day to Pitch Ethiopia and showcasing these outstanding works of innovation in the presence of impeccable industry giants to give them an opportunity of a lifetime.
The untapped territories of Ethiopia’s demographics provide the perfect preface to seek and support startups that can be fostered to have a firm introduction into the formal economy. Realizing the potential of startups in developing countries is crucial to implementing the growth standards that must be accomplished in a set time. To establish a strong standing point in the field of a global surge of entrepreneurial development, there must be a platform that caters to crossover viable ideas to international recognition.
Cultivating the tech startup ecosystem is a diligent process that involves a seamless implementation of the right audience with the most viable ideas. To create a landscape and evaluate the status of startup implementation in Ethiopia, there are crucial variables that determine the success of the outcome. Investors and partners are imperative in solidifying the continuation of this work.