Pitched creates startup pitch competitions to support underserved entrepreneurs. This happens through prize money, including up to $10,000 equity-free USD. Applicants receive feedback to help them develop their businesses, and winners receive mentorship from program alumni. Most startup founders who are applying are excited not just for those resources but also for the potential exposure for their companies. The mission is to empower entrepreneurs as they create solutions and build their local economies.
Pitched is an NGO that addresses two gaps in emerging markets: access to capital and startup quality. While Pitched supplies prize money to its winners, the organization provides support so that founders are more likely to thrive on their own. The ultimate goal is to strengthen entrepreneurs who are solving problems and able to create jobs.
|Location||51 Hughes Avenue, Alagomeji-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Targets||Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria|
|Sectors||Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Cars, Household appliances, Luxury goods and jewelry|