Apply to win $10,000 at Techpoint Build West Africa


Earlier this year, Techpoint hosted the maiden edition of Techpoint  Build; an annual event aimed primarily at facilitating more local investments in home-grown startups and the local business ecosystem.

One of the highlight of the event was Pitch Storm, where nine of the finest startups from Nigeria competed for the opportunity to pitch to investors.

In the end, emerged the top startup, walking away with the grand prize of ₦1 million.

Techpoint Build West Africa CEO, Ayobami Oyaleke pitching at the Pitch Storm stage

In the next edition of Techpoint Build  is going to West Africa, meaning startups from all West African Countries are invited to participate, and the Pitch Storm grand prize money will be $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.

Venue of Techpoint Build West Africa

Pitch Storm will take place during Techpoint Build West Africa, which will hold on the 26th of January, 2019 at The Landmark Event Centre.

Startup Categories that can apply for Pitch Storm

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

Please note

Qualifying startups must be early-stage companies and should have a fully working product, reasonably close to or in production. If your startup meets the above criteria, you can apply to pitch now.

Techpoint has selected distinguished judges for each category.

If you are still not convinced, you need to know that applying won’t cost you a thing. As long as you are confident that your business is a problem solver, you can register now.

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