Global incubator and seed fund 1776 teamed up with more than 50 incubators around the world to hold local and regional pitching competitions. The Africa Regional Finals will showcase the most promising startups from competitions held across the continent in Accra, Addis Ababa, Casablanca, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Pretoria.
Forty-five winning startups from nine regional competitions will be invited to the Global Finals in Washington, D.C., where they will compete for over $1 million in prizes. The startups will connect with potential customers, investors, and media that will help them expand on a global scale.
- 1776 announces the five winning startups of the Africa Challenge Cup. The three Moroccan teams were selected and trained by the Morocco Climate Innovation Center.
- A new blog post explains how pitching competitions and Climate Innovation Centers can kick-start an entrepreneur's journey.
- Charity Wanjiku, chief operations officer of Strauss Energy, shares her experience pitching at the Challenge Cup finals in 2015. Strauss Energy is a client of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center.
Ethiopian startup Kenefas pitches at the Africa Challenge Cup in Nairobi, Kenya.
1776 shares a pitching lesson with Climate Innovation Center staff members from Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and South Africa.
Charity Wanjiku pitches Strauss Energy at the Challenge Cup Global Finals in 2015.