JUDGES

Mckevin Ayaba
Founder and CEO of Setup A Startup
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Mr Gajo Vanka
Group Chief Financial Officer of Fashion Union
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Elif Güngör Reis
FoodTech Expert & Entrepreneur 15+ years | FoodHack Istanbul Ambassador | Advisor to Rector at Istanbul Arel University
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Ian Ziddah
Operating Partner at Chanzo Capital
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Dolapo Oni
Investment Associate, Funema Group LLC
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NUWAGABA DEUS
Deputy Executive Director; Operations Management at NUCAFE
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Jordan Wahbeh
Managing Partner of SV Venture Group
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Walied Albasheer
Founding Partner
Intuitio Ventures
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Leenesh Singh
Managing Partner, Doozie Venture Fund
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Ruchi Dana, MD, MBA
Partner of DANA Group, Venture Partner of FundRx
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Gary Fowler
CEO, President, Co-Founder at GSD Venture Studios
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Jarmo Haapalainen
Venture Partner Scandinavia at Smartup Capital
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Guenter Kraft
Managing Partner and Founder of Xariva Ventures
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Selcuk Ergin
Managing Partner at Boza Ventures
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Jay Patel
CEO and founder of EDGE196
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Leah Molatseli
Head of Business Development
Legal Interact
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ORGANISERS

Startups pitching live

BitDirect.io
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ePoultry Inc.
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NFT Market Africa
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VarsityScape
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Prim-U
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Green Republic
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Avivwallet
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AGENDA

1 Session
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1 Session
AGENDA FOR UTC +2
14:50 - 15:00 : Registration

15:00 - 15:10 : Introduction by Organisers

15:10 - 15:30 : Jury Performance

Judges will have 1 minute each to introduce themselves.

15:30 – 17:00 : Startup Pitch Session

Each founder will have 3 minutes for a pitch, and another 3-5 minutes for questions, comments, and suggestions by Judges.

17:00 - 17:15 : Winners announcement and networking

Unicorn Pitches in South Africa + Nigeria,
November 23, 2022

Welcome to the online Unicorn Pitches South Africa + Nigeria – part of the World Largest Startup Pitch Contest where famous international VCs and Business Angels meet extraordinary startups from all over the world! 

This event is powered by Setup A Startup.

Whether you are an Investor looking for future Unicorns, a Corporation looking for a solution or a Startup with an outstanding MVP seeking funds for the next round – JOIN UNICORN PITCHES! 

Pitching at the Unicorn Pitches / Battles is absolutely FREE and feels as a great opportunity for you to:

- Present your startup to the largest players from investment community; 

- Meet personally famous venture funds, business angels, and private investors; 

- Acquire practical advice from experienced VC professionals and make your pitch perfect;  

- Expand your network and show yourself to the world.  

To apply – click ATTEND button at the top of the page, select the STARTUP role and fill in all the required fields. After that, our team will contact you and provide feedback.

* The deadline for applications is Nov 20, 2022.  

* Guideline fo registering – https://bit.ly/3cKYzPD

Please notice, only 10 startups will be selected for pitching live! 

Based on the results of the Judges’ online voting, the startup with the highest score will be chosen as the winner of the Unicorn Pitches South Africa + Nigeria and represent the region at the Unicorn Battle in MEA.

To join us as a guest, please, register at the Eventbrite page.  

Date and time of the event: Nov 23, 2022, 3 PM, SAST. 

See you at the Unicorn Pitches South Africa + Nigeria!

For inquiries, please, contact mckevin@setupastartup.org

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