november 2016

nov303:45 pm- 5:15 pmAmphitheatre Session - Get in the Ring Nairobi: Start Me Up Africa!3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Event Type :2016 High-Level Meeting

Event Details

By using innovative technologies, impact startups are increasingly seen as pioneers in tackling complex societal issues. While African startup-hubs are emerging, there are still many obstacles on the ‘bumpy ride to success’, in particular for young entrepreneurs on the African continent.

In these two Amphitheatre Sessions we celebrate possibilities for doing business in Africa through the emerging startup-scene, and showcase promising and ambitious young African entrepreneurs.

Eight African impact startups will get into a boxing ring to pitch their initiative. With their inspiring talk they will try to convince a multi-stakeholder jury and audience of their positive impact on sustainable development: respecting people, planet and profit.

The “recipe” of this globally renowned competition has been proven numerous times (see here). After selection by the jury, the startup with the winning pitch will be going to the Global Final of Get in the Ring in Singapore, March 2017.