Applications open to WorldLabs £50k Elevating Ideas competition

UK-based WorldLabs is inviting entrepreneurs from around the world to enter its Elevating Ideas competition, with a chance to win GBP 50,000 (USD 64,800) non-dilutive funding. The top 10 teams to demonstrate their project's feasibility and growth potential will pitch to a panel of judges in front of a live audience at the Elevating Ideas Conference in London on 24th of November 2018. Around 50 startups will be exhibiting at the event and with more than 600 entrepreneurs and investors attending, ...
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10 African startups winners of MIT Solve initiative

Ten African startups are among 33 winners of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve Challenge, which seeks innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. A total of 1,150 applicants from 110 countries took part in the first stage of the competition and the winners were chosen from 60 finalists invited to pitch their tech-based solutions to a panel of expert judges and a live audience at the Solve Challenge Finals in New York City. As the MIT class of 2018, ...
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Applications open for LaunchLab Ideas Programme, South Africa

Early-stage startups from multiple industries, including AI, agritech, insurtech, fintech, blockchain, IoT and Smart Cities, are invited to apply for the second edition of LaunchLab's Ideas programme. To apply, you need to submit a three-minute video pitch explaining your business idea. In the initial sift 20-40 startups will be shortlisted to run through a 2-week value proposition design crash course. Selected startups will then be invited to pitch to a panel of judges who will choose the winni...
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Only 48 hours left: Apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin

Startup founders have until 9 p.m. PST on August 20 to apply for a chance to compete in the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. Around 15 early-stage startups will qualify for free pitch coaching before taking to the stage to present a six-minute live demo to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs. Apart from exposure "to the major influencers in the European and global tech scene," there's also a $50,000 equity-free cash prize for the winning team. Samantha ...
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NutriPitch seeks Nigerian entrepreneurs tackling malnutrition

NutriPitch kicks off in July 2018 and Nigerian entrepreneurs, start-ups or growth stage SMEs have until July 7 to apply for a place on the programme. Following an intensive one-week accelerator bootcamp and a series of workshop sessions, a local elevator pitch competition will be held for businesses to "to showcase and pitch to key funding partners." The top five participants will also represent Nigeria in the regional competition in Nairobi, Kenya. Applications are invited from Nigerian citizen...
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Female founders reign supreme as Richard Branson unveils Voom 2018 winners

Two female entrepreneurs are the winners of this year's Voom Pitch competition run by Virgin Media Business (VMB). Junior Einsteins, led by Tracey-Jane Cassidy, and specialist app development company Therapy Box, founded by Rebecca Bright MBE each receive a five-figure cash prize, an out of home advertising campaign and an extensive package of mentoring and services to help them grow. Voom is the UK and Ireland's biggest pitching competition and Sir Richard Branson said he was "blown away by the...
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Startupbootcamp accelerates African innovators: 2018 call open

Startupbootcamp (SBC) Africa is offering talented tech entrepreneurs an opportunity to achieve 12-18 months of growth in a 3-month accelerator program. Following the success of its inaugural program last year, SBC is currently seeking startups with innovative solutions to real African problems in a broad range of categories including blockchain, alternative financing, payment solutions, identity management, and digital connectivity. The top 10 selected startups will participate in a compreh...
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EIT Digital Challenge: Scale up your digital tech business

European digital technology startups have until 14 June 2018 to submit their applications for the fifth annual EIT Digital Challenge. The international pitching competition offers growth stage startups the opportunity to win an international growth package worth up to €100,000. In total, 25 scaleups in five categories will be selected to pitch their product or service to an international jury at the final event in October. For the two best companies in each category the prize is a full year of d...
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Visa’s Everywhere Initiative comes to Sub Sahara Africa

Visa's Everywhere Initiative is coming to Sub Sahara Africa for the first time, giving startups a chance to win one of three $25,000 prizes with potential for further investment and mentoring. The initiative is open to startups that can participate in one of three challenges. Brief 1 involves using Visa's Developer APIs to help merchants move away from the cash on delivery (COD) culture. Brief 2 leverages Visa APIs and social media platforms to help businesses receive digital...
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Startups have until April 23 to apply for Global Online Augmented Reality (AR) Pitch Event

Augmented reality (AR) startups have only a few more days—until April 23—to submit their applications for the first Global Online Augmented Reality (AR) Pitch Event being held in early May. Hosted by the GFR Fund, Super Ventures and The Venture Reality Fund, this online-only event offers 8 finalists the opportunity to pitch their business and innovative technology or products to accredited global AR investors. The finalists will also qualify to pitch live on stage at AWE USA 2018 in Silicon...
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