Nigerian Tech Startup, Publiseer, Selected To Participate At Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition in Nairobi, Kenya
Nigerian digital publishing company Publiseer has been selected for the
shortlist of startup to pitch at the Disrupt Africa Live Pitch
Competition taking place on May 16th in Nairobi, Kenya. As part of the
10 tech startups selected, Publiseer will have three minutes to pitch on
stage at the AHUB East event, with the best startup winning a trip to
pitch at AfricaCom in Cape Town in November alongside other prizes. This
news was delivered by Gabriella Mulligan, a co-founder of Disrupt
Africa. This is the first live startup pitching competition to be hosted
by Disrupt Africa.
The competition will be taking place at the
East Africa Com event at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi's Upper Hill.
According to Disrupt Africa, the event "will see up to 10 tech startups
selected to pitch their innovative solutions live on stage in front of
an esteemed jury and audience of potential investors and corporate
partners. The winning startup will earn an all-expense-paid trip to Cape
Town to pitch their startup at AfricaCom, Africa's premier tech
conference, in November 2018."
Other prizes to be won at the
competition include a marketing package worth US$500 from Disrupt
Africa, Africa's foremost startup news outlet, and a six months free
membership of the Nairobi Garage Club SPace on Ngong Road. According to
Tom Jackson, a co-founder of Disrupt Africa, " For more than three years
now, Disrupt Africa has been the vital link between innovative African
tech startups and investors, partners and other opportunities to grow
their businesses. It only seems right that we expand our mission into
the physical arena, and we are delighted to hold our first live pitching
competition at AHUB East in Nairobi in May."
excited to offer a new platform for Africa’s startup community to show
off its innovative flair. We look forward to selecting the cream of East
Africa’s startup crop to join us for our inaugural Live Pitch
Competition – we’re sure it will be an inspiring show, and we hope it
unlocks great new opportunities for all involved,” said Gabriella
According to Hannah Clifford, a director of Nairobi
Garage, "As the city’s leading entrepreneurship hub, Nairobi Garage is
very proud to support the East African leg of the Disrupt Africa Live
Pitch Competition. The day promises to be an exceptional chance to see
Nairobi’s top tech talent take to the stage, and we look forward to
welcoming the winners at our newly opened Club Space."
competition received several applications from African startups that are
less than five years old and the team reviewed and selected the top ten
startups with original solutions able to disrupt the social or economic
status quo, have a proven traction and looking for funding in order to
take their business to the next level.
This news comes three
months after Publiseer was accepted to the Ayada Lab Incubation program
local workshop in Abuja, organized by the Goethe Institut and Institut
Francais, in partnership with Ventures Platform Foundation.
Publiseer Selected To Participate At Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition in Nairobi
Thursday, 10 May 2018