Pitch Competitions/Events | Region 8

Pitch Competitions/Events | Region 8

Name of Event
City/Country
Year
Date
Type of Event
Notes
Info
AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT 2019 Cape Town, Africa 2019 Nov 30-Dec 1 Conference "The world is changing faster than ever. For Entrepreneurs, staying ahead of the latest trends in technology and business is what keeps us ahead of the curve and allows us not just to survive but to thrive. The Entrepreneurs who are continually seeking out smarter and faster ways of doing things with greater results are the ones who are staying ahead of these changes." https://africanentrepreneursummit.geniusu.com/
Seedstars World Competition-Freetown Freetown, Africa 2019 Aug 30 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Freetown will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-freetown-2019
Seedstars World Competition-Luanda Luanda, Africa 2019 Sept 6 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Luanda will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-luanda-2019
Seedstars World Competition-Banjul Banjul, Africa 2019 Sept 12 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Banjul will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-banjul-2019
Seedstars World Competition-Kigali Kigali, Africa 2019 Sept 13 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Kigali will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-kigali-2019
Seedstars World Competition-Kinshasa Kinshasa, Africa 2019 Sept 18 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Kinshasa will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-kinshasa-2019
Seedstars World Competition-Praia Praia, Africa 2019 Sept 26 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Praia will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-Praia-2019
Seedstars World Competition-Maputo Maputo, Africa 2019 Oct 3 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Maputo will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-maputo-2019
Seedstars World Competition-Bamako Bamako, Africa 2019 Oct 4 Pitch Competition "The 20 best startups from Bamako will be invited for a training delivered by our own Seedstars team as well as local & regional mentors!" https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/seedstars-bamako-2019
Annual AWIEF Conference and Exhibition Cape Town, Africa 2019 Oct 29-30 Conference "… female entrepreneurs and women in business, social entrepreneurs, innovators, SMEs and MSMEs, business associations, NGOs, governments and the private sector to deliberate on innovative strategies for supporting women entrepreneurship and enhancing economic participation and opportunities for women, in an effort to fast-track Africa’s economic transformation and sustainable growth." https://www.awieforum.org/conference/
SA Innovation Summit 2019 Cape Town, Africa 2019 Sept 11-13 Conference "The SA Innovation Summit believes that entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in our lifetime, and the most important way that Africa can come to its full potential and develop and deliver products and services that stand out, are credible and are inspired from the continent. It is a David against Goliath story, and it is time to take Africa to the World! It will take courage, vision and ingenuity. The lion is waking up and Africa is rising." https://innovationsummit.co.za/
Africa Fintech Summit 2019 Addis Ababa, Africa 2019 Nov 21 Conference "Thanks to extensive infrastructure investments across the last two decades, an ambitious structural reform agenda, partial privatization of the national telecom monopoly and the addition of two new providers, imminent liberalization in the financial sector, and a clear embrace of innovation as an economic driver, Ethiopia presents unparalleled opportunities for investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation in fintech." https://africafintechsummit.com/addis
GITEX Future Stars Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2019 Oct 6-9 Conference "More than an event – GITEX Future Stars is THE startup hub connecting over 750 of the world’s boldest startups from 75 countries, 400+ big-ticket investors and global accelerators, across 19 tech sectors." https://www.gitexfuturestars.com/
SLUSH Helsinki, Finland 2019 Noc 21-22 Conference "In 2018, over 3,100 startups, 1,800 investors, and 650 journalists from over 130 countries gathered … event features two days full of stage program, in addition to several side events, talks at networking sessions, roundtable discussions and facilitated workshops. Our speaker line-up includes successful founders, top-notch investors, and other startup and tech influencers." https://www.slush.org/
South Summit Startup Competition 2019 Madrid, Spain 2019 Oct 2-4 Pitch Competition "… benchmark for Innovation which brings together the 100 most innovative startups. Any Startup in the ecosystem, if having a promising idea and team behind, will surely be found in our pitching sessions." https://www.southsummit.co/en/competition
Bits & Pretzels Munich, Germany 2019 Sept 29-Oct 1 Pitch Competition "Join 5,000 founders, investors & startup enthusiasts
for three days of vision, learning and networking
at Europe's biggest founders festival."
https://www.bitsandpretzels.com/pitch
Oslo Innovation Week Oslo, Norway 2019 Sept 23-27 Pitch Competition "We highlight bold solutions that solve real global challenges through entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. We believe in creating sustainable solutions by bridging differences and forming new power couples, pushing the world forward through collaboration." https://oiw.no/
Web Summit Lisbon, Portugal 2019 Nov 4-7 Conference "At a time of great uncertainty for industry upon industry and the world itself, we gather the founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing startups, policymakers and heads of state to ask a simple question: where to next?" https://websummit.com/
DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference Tel Aviv, Jerusalem 2019 Sept 18-19 Conference "With more than 8,000 entrepreneurs, top startups, global VC's and investors DLD Tel
Aviv Digital Conference will bring together the international community to Tel Aviv based digital and business elite as well as creative minds and makers."
https://www.dldtelaviv.com/2019/index.php
Europe, Middle East, and Africa Annual Conference Krakow, Poland 2019 Oct 14-16 Conference "The conference will address a wide range of important challenges facing business schools in EMEA, including ways schools can establish expectations for impact, foster innovation and entrepreneurship, promote responsible management education and sustainability, adapt to changing business and faculty models, and embrace technological advances." https://www.aacsb.edu/events/conference/2019/europe-middle-east-and-africa-annual
Scale Up Africa Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2019 Nov 18-19 Conference "Business confidence is returning to Africa. Impressive entrepreneurs have sprung up across the continent, changing reality on the ground. Forward-thinking policy-makers are implementing solutions to problems that have hindered progress for decades. Both business and government leaders are leveraging digital technologies and working across borders to achieve connectivity and scale. With the right support, Africa has the potential to open a new era of growth and prosperity." https://globalbusinessforum.com/africa
STEP Conference Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2020 Feb Conference "STEP started out as a series of workshops and small gatherings, and over 8 years has grown to become the largest tech festival in the Middle East. With 4 conferences, more than 250 startups showcasing, and 8000+ attendees over two days, STEP is home to the best entrepreneurs, creatives, and digital enthusiasts." https://stepconference.com/
Disrupt: TechCrunch Berlin, Germany 2019 Dec 11-12 Pitch Competition "If you're serious about startups, we're still keeping it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper – no matter if you're a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you'll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at our After Parties… and we're in Berlin, right where many startup dreams begin." https://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-berlin-2019/#35f82fc3-0b7c-4f4e-967a-0b28ca89dfda
2nd Annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summit Paris, France 2019 Nov 4-5 Conference "Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 will bring together over 100 founders, start-up enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across the globe. The two day event is a great opportunity for networking and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies." https://entrepreneurship.conferenceseries.com/
4th Global Entrepreneurship & Business Management Summit Rome, Italy 2020 Feb 28-29 Conference "Are you planning to start a new business?? Don't have any background?? Want some useful tips from the successful Entrepreneurs then come and participate in our 4th edition of Global Entrepreneurship and Business Management Summit " https://entrepreneurship.global-summit.com/
Women in Telecoms & Technology (WiTT): Lessons from Leading Women Tech Entrepreneurs London, England 2019 Nov 25 Conference "The November meeting of Women in Telecoms & Technology (WiTT) celebrates women entrepreneurs in tech with a panel discussion among leading women who have founded, grown, sold, and promoted businesses in the tech sector. Our women entrepreneurs event is timed to take place immediately after Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from 18-24 November this year." https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lessons-from-leading-women-tech-entrepreneurs-tickets-58107574319