Applications are open for the Digital Pitch Competition, offering five African startups the opportunity to pitch their businesses live to a global audience of investors and entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) to be held in March.
To win one of the five pitching places at GEC, entrepreneurs must enter a three-minute video pitch showcasing their product or service, to the Digital Pitch Competition.
These will be put to a public vote, lasting 48 hours. The top five most popular startups will progress to pitch at the Congress, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in March.
In addition to providing the opportunity to pitch live to an audience formed of members of the global entrepreneur and investor communities, the five selected startups will be given VIP passes to the Congress, giving them access to key leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The competition is open to any African entrepreneur with a solution at any stage of formation, whether still in idea stage, prototype ready, or operational.
Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and can be submitted here.
Applications close February 5, and public voting is between February 5 and 7.