Inclusion Japan (ICJ), a Tokyo-based venture capital firm, and Kazana Group, an Ethiopian-based holding company, have announced the launch of their 3rd round of open pitch competition for startups in Ethiopia.

The competition, scheduled to be hosted at the ALX Tech Hub on August 15, 2023, provides local entrepreneurs with a chance to secure funding and future investment opportunities.

As part of this initiative, ICJ and Kazana Group will offer a cash prize of 100,000 Birr to the winning company. Additionally, the winning startup will have the potential to receive up to $500,000 in future investments from ICJ.

Start-ups looking to participate in the competition must submit a 10-minute pitch video showcasing their ideas and business model by August 7th, 2023, to the email address: [email protected].

The pitch video should include the following elements: (1) Problem; (2) Solution; (3) Business Model; (4) Market; (5) Competitors, Competitive Advantage; (6) Business Plan; and (7) Team.


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