The Young African Pitch Opportunity

Posted: Apr, 7th 2015 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,


Through our series of events and our growing blog YA Perspectives, The Young African aims to act as the single point of contact by providing online information in relation to African business, professional investment and social opportunities as well as offering a range of competitive offline events that connects users on a social level.

On October 17th 2014 The Young African is holding their next event - The Pitch. This free to attend event brings together some of the most innovative and aspiring start-ups with an African appeal. To attend click here

While providing a dynamic platform for start-ups CEOs to pitch and promote their businesses to potential investors and a panel of judges consisting of some of the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs of today, we also give them the opportunity to win a £500 cash prize plus a one to one mentoring session with their chosen judge. 

Start-up CEOs wishing to showcase their product or service

Who can attend?

  • Investors seeking innovative new potential ventures
  • Those wishing to connect with other professionals and entrepreneurs

Why attend?

  • Keep up to date with new and aspiring businesses
  • Stay current with trends with the European and emerging markets
  • Make prospective business or professional contacts
  • Increase your visibility
  • Connect with like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs

We accept entries from any business with an African or Caribbean interest under the following main categories:

  • Technology and social media
  • Life science
  • Beauty, fashion and lifestyle
  • Food and drink

Businesses are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the idea
  • Communication and presentation
  • Scale of the potential opportunity
  • Overall knowledge

If you believe your business has what to takes to win


For further information, please contact us on the details below: | 0203 380 0721


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