PitchHive is a three week, five-city European tech hub tour through London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris. Its aim is to bring 15 elite African tech companies together to pitch to investors, explore international opportunities and learn about frontier technology markets. Good thing is, it is organised by both ccHub and Google for Entrepreneurs.
The tour Starts in London on the 14th of August 2017, when they will visit Google’s Campus London, TQ Amsterdam, Factory Berlin and Impact Hub in Zurich. It would be concluded at NUMA Paris, which would then make way for the inaugural cohort pitch to over 300 investors and raise over €20M in the three week period.
“Entrepreneurs from across Africa are building world-class tech companies, and we are delighted to be able to use the power of the Google for Entrepreneurs network to showcase their fantastic products to audiences in some of Europe’s most important tech ecosystems” were the words of David Grunwald, Head of Global Partnerships Google for Entrepreneurs.
Bosun Tijani, CcHub Founder and CEO had said that “Google started in a garage two decades ago. Our bus is the equivalent of their garage. We hope that with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs on the PitchDrive tour, we may secure capital to launch a new trajectory for one or two African unicorns of the future,”
To apply, you must meet all of the criteria below:
You must be an African tech startup in a position to raise funds at seed stage and above.
You must have been running for at least two years, and be a legal, registered enterprise able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 months revenue-generating operations and must be based in Africa.
You should also have a strong management team who have worked together for at least 12 months and the founding team should own between 30-60% of the business with a high quality board.
Founders must also be available for a three week period through the Summer of 2017.
You should be tech enabled or proprietary/patented tech validated by large reputable corporate customers (where applicable), relates to retail, mobile, financial technology, health or agriculture or have a high differentiation of technology / know how.
You can apply HERE.