ActivSpaces and Cameroon Angels Network (CAN) are to organise a joint pitch event on the 31st of January 2015 called “Pitch Day 237”. The event will be for startups who applied for the #YouCAN competition and Activation Bootcamp (ActivSpaces’ acceleration program). Both shortlisted startups for YouCAN and Activation Bootcamp will pitch at the event.
The forum is to help startups in Cameroon jumpstart their efforts, get to market, make sales, and attract further investment.
Startups in both competitions will pitch at the event; a startup can participate in one or both pitch competitions if they have applied to both and have been shortlisted by both competitions.
Activspaces and YouCAN will have their own panel of judges and judging criteria. At the end of the event, both panels will announce their own winners on the same day
#YouCAN by the end of the competition will disburse 1 million FCFA to the Startup that wins and the best overall project will be given 500,000FCFA by #YoyCAN. Activspaces is making available 4.6million for its own startup in the Activation Boootcamp, with 1 million FCFA to be given at hand.
Applications for #YouCAN Startup competition are closed and are currently being reviewed. Shortlisted startups will be communicated on the 23rd of January 2015. Applications for Activation Bootcamp are currently open and will close the 19th of January.
ActivSpaces is a tech hub that provides resources including office space, internet, mentorship and financing to technology startups. They run four membership programs. Activation Bootcamp (which is the most intensive program offered by ActivSpaces) is for startups ready to go to market.
Founded in 2014, Cameroon Angels Network (CAN) is the first network of angel investors in Cameroon. CAN invests in all sectors and industries with a particular interest in technology.