Uber has partnered with Mettā and the Nairobi Innovation Week to launch UberPITCH, to give aspiring entrepreneurs meetings with investors — in the back of an Uber.
The announcement, made in a post on Uber’s site, states “UberPITCH, powered by Mettā in conjunction with Nairobi Innovation Week, are giving entrepreneurs a chance of a lifetime. That’s right – anyone with a good idea can submit an application and request a ride to pitch to an investor.
“On March 6, startup heroes, CEOs and investors will listen to your ideas, all in the back of an Uber! 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,” the post said.
“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,” the post continued.
HOW IT WORKS
Submit your video application before March 1,
If your application is accepted, you will receive an exclusive promo code to apply to your Uber account,
Between 10 AM and 3 PM on March 6th, request the UberPITCH option via your app.
If connected, you’ll have 15 minutes with an investor,
“There are hundreds of strong ideas so demand will be high. If you don’t secure a pitch on your first attempt, keep trying! Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” Uber’s announcement concluded.
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