PIVOT East 2015

East Africa's Premier Mobile Startups Competition and Conference

PIVOT EAST is East Africa’s premier mobile startups pitching competition held annually since 2011. It is an m:lab East Africa initiative to amplify and consolidate the gains of East Africa’s Mobile developer and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Objectives of PIVOT EAST are:

  • To consolidate recent gains of the regional mobile ecosystem and help direct the thinking from mobile applications to mobile entrepreneurship.
  • To facilitate discovery of the next wave of high potential mobile startups.
  • To sustain the push towards mobile innovations being high in the agenda of regional governments, corporates and development agencies.
  • To raise the quality of mobile startups in the region and to improve their investibility.
Check out the Top 50 semifinalist of the competition HERE
Check out the judges of the competition HERE

Open Call for application
1st april
Close call for application
17th May
Selection and Announcement of top 50
21st – 3rd June
Semifinalists Announcement
4th June
Submission of Documents by Semifinalists
5th- 11th June
Selection of top 25
12th- 21st June
Finalists Announcement
23rd June
Pitching Coaching and Training (two mock pitches a week – Monday and Friday)
24th June -19th July
Full day Workshop(to have sponsors, a mentor, an alumni and an investor)
19th/ 29th July
Main Pitching Conference
22nd July

Go to: http://www.pivoteast.com/


Website Visit website
Location Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
Sectors EdTech, HealthTech, Mobile