Rise N Start Ignite: Nigeria’s First Startup Pitch Competition For Students

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Date: February 2nd – February 3rd, 2024 Time: 10 AM – 5 PM

Deadline for application: January 21 st, 2024 Application; Free (No Application Fee)

Are you ready to witness the birth of Nigeria’s next tech giants? Rise N Start Ignite invites you to be a part of an electrifying startup pitch competition like no other. Our mission is to empower Ethiopia’s youth, foster innovation, catalyze entrepreneurship, connect industry experts, and drive economic growth through a thrilling startup showdown.

Empowering Youth: We firmly believe that Nigeria’s youth hold the key to technological innovation. Rise N Start Ignite equips them with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to thrive in the digital age.
Fostering Innovation: Innovation is the heart of progress. Through hands-on experiences, mentorship, and collaborative problem-solving, we cultivate a culture of innovation that will shape Indonesia’s technological future.
Catalyzing Entrepreneurship: Rise N Start Ignite, ignites the entrepreneurial spirit within participants by exposing them to real-world challenges and encouraging creative solutions. We’re here to nurture the next wave of tech-driven startups.
Connecting Industry Experts: We bring together seasoned professionals and industry leaders to guide and mentor participants, bridging the gap between theory and practical application.
Driving Economic Growth: As Nigeria strives to solidify its position as a global tech hub, Rise N Start Ignite contributes to the nation’s economic growth by equipping youth with skills that align with industry demands.

About Rise N Start Ignite: Hosted by, Rise N Start Ignite is a groundbreaking startup pitch competition that promises an immersive experience for all participants. This event offers hands-on skill development, exposure to industry experts, and a platform for collaboration.
Join the Transformation: Don’t miss the chance to be a part of Nigeria’s tech transformation.

Rise N Start Ignite is where innovative ideas meet real-world challenges, where collaboration sparks entrepreneurship, and where the future of Nigeria’s tech landscape begins to take shape.

Join the Transformation: Don’t miss the chance to be a part of Nigeria’s tech transformation. Rise N Start Ignite is where innovative ideas meet real-world challenges, where collaboration sparks entrepreneurship, and where the future of Nigeria’s tech landscape begins to take shape.

Application Process:
Registration: Interested participants can register for Free (No Application Fees) Rise N Start Ignite on our official website. The registration period typically opens well in advance of the event dates, allowing ample time for aspiring entrepreneurs to sign up.
Application Submission: Once registered, participants are required to submit their startup pitches or ideas through the provided online portal. These pitches should outline their innovative concepts, market potential, and how their startups can address real-world challenges.
Industry domains: Industry domains for developing Startup ideas E-Commerce, Health Tech, Agrit Tech & Food Tech and Artificial Technology.
Evaluation: A dedicated panel of industry experts and judges will carefully assess all submitted applications. They will consider factors such as innovation, feasibility, scalability, and the potential impact of each startup idea.

Selection Process:
Shortlisting: After a thorough evaluation, a select number of startups will be shortlisted to participate in the main competition. Shortlisted teams will be notified via email.
Mentorship: Shortlisted teams will have the opportunity to engage in mentorship sessions with experienced professionals to refine their pitches and business plans.
Final Pitch Preparation: Shortlisted teams will work diligently to fine-tune their startup pitches and prepare compelling presentations.

Pitch Day: On the day of the competition, each shortlisted team will present their startup pitch to a panel of judges and a live audience. This event is the culmination of weeks of preparation and hard work.
Judging Criteria: Judges will evaluate the pitches based on criteria such as innovation, market potential, feasibility, scalability, and the overall quality of the presentation.

Announcement of Winners: After careful deliberation, the winners will be announced during a special awards ceremony. Rise N Start Ignite recognizes outstanding startups in several categories, which may include:
Best Overall Startup: The startup with the most compelling pitch and potential for growth.
Innovation Award: Recognizing the most innovative and groundbreaking concept.
Impact Award: Honoring startups with a clear social or environmental impact.

Prizes: Winners will receive a potential range of prizes, which may include cash awards, access to mentorship programs, co-working space memberships, and opportunities for investment or partnerships. *

Post-Event Support: Rise N Start Ignite e remains committed to supporting all participating startups on their entrepreneurial journey, providing ongoing mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to resources even after the competition concludes.

In summary, Rise N Start Ignite offers a transparent and rigorous application and selection process, culminating in the recognition and celebration of outstanding startups with the potential to drive innovation and economic growth in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. Join us in discovering the next generation of tech leaders and groundbreaking startups.

Calling for Strategic Partners and Sponsors: We extend a warm invitation to strategic partners and sponsors to embark on this incredible journey of empowering Nigeria’s youth in technology.

For partnership opportunities and inquiries, please contact Mr.Ridwan O.A, RiseBack Nigeria

Telephone/WhatsApp: +234 802 530 0029Email:

* Dates, Prizes subject to change without notice.




Start Time

10:00 am

February 2, 2024

Finish Time

5:00 pm

February 3, 2024

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