2020 ASP New Venture Competition

April 17, 2020


The 2020 African Summit Pitch Competition will offer a unique platform to translate the visions of active entrepreneurs into meaningful relationships, investments, and action on behalf of the African continent.
Entrepreneurs present to a group of expert investors and change-makers, who can provide the tools and resources to help them gain exposure and achieve their goals.


Startups that fit the following criteria are eligible to participate

  • Early-stage startups (for-profit and not-for-profit).

  • Africa-focused with a portion or all of its operations in Africa.

  • Have less than 30 employees.

  • Have less than 5 years in operation.

  • Have raised less than $500K in funding to date.


Feedback from judges will address the following criteria and be given a score on a scale from 1-5 (with 1 = poor and 5 = very good). The pitch with the highest overall score will be declared the winner.

  • Business Description.

  • The Solution.

  • Understanding of your Market.

  • Innovation.

  • Unit Economics & Financial Overview.

  • Presentation Skills.

Cash Prizes

Winner: $5,000

Runner-up: $3,000

Audience's choice: $1,000

Friday, April 17th, 2019

5 - 7pm

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