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Africa Tech Pitch LDN: A spotlight on Africa-focused Startups in the UK

Africa Tech Pitch LDN is an evening pitch event aimed at showcasing high-potential, high-impact technology startups addressing a need in the African market.

It provides a platform for Africa-focused startups their solutions to our panel and an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and media in order to get valuable feedback and build connections to help them move their ideas forward.

The first edition in April featured startups from the UK, Rwanda, US and France.

This second edition is the culmination of our 8-week i4DAfrica Startup Accelerator Lab. Run by the Africa Technology Business Network, i4DAfrica

is an early stage training, mentorship and support network for UK entrepreneurs developing technology-driven solutions that address a need in the African market.

The judging panel

Our high-profile panelists bring a balanced mix of technology, business and investment experience. They include:

John Butt- CEO at Conduit Ventures

Nzube Ufodike – Director at AMOO Capital Advisory

Meredith Ettridge – International Policy Advisor at The Royal Academy of Engineering

Leslie Onyesoh – Co-founder & CEO at Kwanji

Venue: IDEALondon, 69 Wilson Street, EC2A 2BB

Agenda

18.30 – Networking and drinks

19.00 – Start of programme and Introduction of panel

19.15 – 5 minute pitches followed by 5 minutes for feedback

20:15. – Talk by Christopher Baker-Brian, CTO BBOXX (Judges scoresheets will be compiled during the talk)

20:30- Announcing winner

20:35- Networking and drinks

21.00 – End of event

The pitch line-up of innovative, Africa-focused startups includes:

IZI-Fin

IZI-Fin is a data driven, mobile banking solution that offers transparent and accessible financial services to the unbanked masses in Sub-Saharan Africa.

estimate.ng

A platform that aims to improve pricing transparency and increase access to markets for skilled tradesmen and women Nigeria by connecting them to customers and clients.

VisioRecruit

VisioRecruit is a video-enabled recruitment platform that enables recruiters in Africa to remotely interview and assess applicants, allowing them to more cost-effectively access skilled talent in the diaspora.

OKIKI App

OKIKI is a movie streaming app with a social twist. The app creates a unique movie experience by connecting movie fans to each other and to their favourite actors, while providing a secure channel for local African film makers to generate revenue.

Bahati Books

Bahati Books is an e-book publishing company that aims to bring to global readers captivating and well-written African literature by African authors.

MedTechDoctors

MedTechDoctors is a network for a new generation of doctors who are pushing the boundaries of medical technology innovation to impact healthcare in Africa.

Innov8tiv.com

Innov8tiv is a dynamic Web source for technology news, resources and innovation, with a special focus on the entrepreneurial advances of Africans on the continent as well as in the Diaspora. This site seeks to not only inform consumers and companies about the latest in tech trends and ideologies, but to shed light on a phenomenon often ignored: the inventive, life-changing and creative engine that exists in Africa and among leaders of color around the world, including the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia. Send story ideas to info@innov8tiv.com

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