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Early-stage startup? Apply to win $10,000 At The Techpoint Build West Africa

Early-stage startup? Apply to win $10,000 At The Techpoint Build West Africa
Earlier this year, Techpoint hosted its maiden edition of Techpoint Build. One of the core segments of the event was Pitch Storm, where nine of the finest startups from Nigeria competed for the opportunity to pitch to investors.
At the end of the event, Placements.ng emerged the top startup, walking away with the grand prize of ₦1 million.
In the next edition of the Techpoint Build, the organization will be switching things a bit. Pitch Storm remains a pitch competition for early-stage startups that use technology to solve basic problems but this time, it is going beyond Nigeria and focusing on West Africa. The Techpoint Teams are also increasing the grand prize money to $10,000.

What Will Participants Benefit

✓ Exposure to a live audience of distinguished people and investors in the region
✓ The overall winner will receive $10,000
Participating startups will be eliminated down to 12 finalists. While there will be only one winner, other finalists also get to pitch to a room full of potential local investors and foreign investors in a closed Deal Room.

Who Is Eligible

To be eligible, you need to:
✓ Be from a West African country
✓ Qualifying startups must have a fully working product, reasonably close to or in production
✓ Qualifying startups must be early-stage companies
✓ Interested startups must fit into one of these categories:
  - Fintech and Payments
  - eCommerce
  - Agriculture
  - Education and Recruitment
  - Hardware
  - Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  - Media & Entertainment
  - Health and Nutrition
  - Logistics and Transportation

Deadline

Applications are open until 12AM (WAT) on October 31st, 2018


Apply Now

To find out more, please visit TechPoint.Africa.
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