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

Event Date: February 2nd -3rd, 2024

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Registration Deadline: January 21st, 2024

All Registered students would receive 20% Scholarship on IT courses

About Rise N Start Ignite

Hosted by RiseBack.org, 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

WHAT TO EXPECT

Empowering Youth

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

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

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

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

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.

Join the Transformation

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

Deadline

All application should be

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.

Winners

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.

Strategic Partner

Event is supported by easily recognisable companies and products which we use everyday.

Calling for Strategic Partners & 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 Adelaja, RiseBack Nigeria

Telephone/WhatsApp: +234 802 530 0029 Email: ridwan@riseback.org