Pitch to Save The World – Uganda

UGX 25M in Non-Dilutive Capital for Ugandan Impact Startups

Overview

Dec 3
Idea FoundryInvestor
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Uganda
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The Pitch to Save the World series of competitions offering non-dilutive startup capital to top competition winners for companies working to achieve one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first competition is in Uganda, where UGX 25M ($7,500) is at stake, working with our regional implementation partner, Ortus Africa Capital. Learn more below about eligibility and how we support entrepreneurial ecosystems globally.


Awards

Pitch competitions allow us to work with local implementing parties and hundreds of entrepreneurs in a small amount of time, providing them with outsized recognition on a global stage, magnifying a short term event into long term dividends and relationships.

In this first competition:

  1. 1st place will take home UGX 12.5M
  2. 2nd place UGX 7.5M
  3. 3rd place UGX 5M.

For any questions, visit our office hours, scheduled through our website.


Criteria

Eligibility is limited to:

  1. companies with most or all of their activities in Uganda
  2. social impact companies (solving at least 1 UN SDG)
  3. beyond the idea stage
  4. for profit, legally registered companies

Idea Foundry is a global impact investor in seed and pre-seed companies. We search for the best double and triple bottom line companies in less trafficked markets. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we invest for job creation while empowering local ecosystem enablers and implementors to do the same.

We are a sector agnostic, investing for a better a world in social impact companies and using the UN SDGs as guiding outlines for how to place our resources. Our portfolio is comprised of over 250 companies, creating over $1B in economic impact, or averaging over $50M per year.

We invest in teams who are communicative, coachable, and credible. We invest in ideas and innovations that have portable applicability. As the world races to invent and innovate the same things everywhere, we look to adapt a core IP to multiple markets with local implementors, rather than continually reinvent the same things.

Pitch competitions allow us to work with local implementing parties and hundreds of entrepreneurs in a small amount of time, providing them with outsized recognition on a global stage, magnifying a short term event into long term dividends and relationships.

We look forward to working with you!

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