10 Start-up Competitions for African Entrepreneurs

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  • Going for Gold
  • Pivot East
  • 88mph
  • Startup World
  • Apps4Africa
  • GIST Tech-I Competition
  • African Innovation Prize
  • South African Brewery Kickstart
  • StartUp Open
  • Seedstars World
  • A.W.S. Global Start-Up Challenge

Pivot East

Launched as an initiative by the technology consortium m:Lab East Africa, Pivot East, a mobile start-ups pitching competition, has been held annually since 2011. To enter, applicants must include a detailed start-up profile describing the customer problem, the business model and the sales strategy among other aspects. A panel of judges, mainly investors, will then score the applicant’s potential and select one winner for each category, such as Financial Service and Entertainment. Finalists for the Pivot 2013 have recently been selected.

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