PIVOT East 2019

PIVOT East 2019

East Africa's Premier Startup Pitching Competition & Conference

PIVOT East 2019 Application form

We are delighted to announce that we will have PIVOT East in 2019 with the call for applications opening on 11th March 2019 and the startups pitching competition and conference event happening on 27th June, 2019.

This year’s applicants both in the software and hardware space can apply to participate in the competition in these five categories:-

Finance – including digital or mobile payments, banking, insurance, cryptocurrencies, e-commerce etc.

Enterprise – including ERP Systems, CRMs, Recruiting platforms, value chain management, marketing, production,  etc.

Entertainment – including gaming, social networking, e-magazines, music, video, photography etc.

Social Impact – including education, agriculture, health, governance, and other social development themes.

Utilities – A catch-all category including applications for enhancing the usability and versatility of technology etc

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Startup Profile

Finance – including digital or mobile payments, banking, insurance, cryptocurrencies, e-commerce etc.
Enterprise – including ERP Systems, CRMs, Recruiting platforms, value chain management, marketing, production, etc.
Entertainment – including gaming, social networking, e-magazines, music, video, photography etc.
Social Impact – including education, agriculture, health, governance, and other social development themes.
Utilities – A catch-all category including applications for enhancing the usability and versatility of technology etc

Please input numbers only, eg 2011

Indicate number of years only, eg 2

Please indicate amount only (USD),
eg 12500

Select all applicable

Please indicate amount only (USD)
eg 50000

Startup Details

What customer pain are you solving? Is it a problem worth solving?

How are you solving the customer’s stated problem? List the product & services offered

What is the addressable market size?

What customer segments are you prioritizing? Give a generalized description of your ideal customer

What is your path to the customers? What channels are you using to reach the customer segments?

How do you make money by providing the solution given the current nature of the market place?

What are the existing alternatives to your solution?

What can your solution do that your competition cannot do? What differentiates you from the competition?

Team composition and complementarity of skills, suitability of team structure to deliver on business goals, sense of commitment to the startup

What has the business achieved so far? Number of paying customers, Number of Downloads / page views / Requests, Number of active / repeat users, Intellectual Property Assets or Key partnerships

Social media numbers Facebook, Twitter etc, Mentions, Awards, accolades, media mentions

How’s your roadmap or projections for growth within the next 24 months in terms of Revenue, Partnerships, Expansion, Users etc

Thank you for your interest in this program. By submitting your application you agree program staff and selection committee are able to review the information you have posted to VC4A.