UberPITCH powered by Mettā has partnered with Nairobi Innovation Week to give budding entrepreneurs a unique chance by offering anyone with a good idea an opportunity to submit an application and request a ride to pitch to an investor.
As part of the deal, startup heroes, CEOs and investors will on March 6 listen to the innovators as they pitch their ideas at the back of an Uber taxi.
“UberPITCH powered by Mettā is your chance to get your idea heard and the rides won’t cost a thing… The theme of this year’s UberPITCH powered by Mettā will be ‘Innovation to solve pressing local and global challenges’. We want to hear your innovative ideas and the top pitches will be invited for a special event with some of Kenya’s leading investors and business leaders,” stated Uber on its website while announcing the partnership which targets Kenya’s innovators.
To be eligible for the UberPITCH, an applicant has to meet some requirements:
- Submit a video application online before March 1, 2017
- If the application is accepted, the applicant will receive an exclusive promo code to apply to his / her Uber account
- Applicant then has to request the UberPITCH option via the Uber app between 10am and 3pm on March 6th
- If connected, each applicant will then have 15 minutes to pitch the idea to an investor
The UberPITCH sessions will be held as side events before this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week which runs from March 8 – 10.