NIW.Startups


The Network of

Africa's Most Promising Startups

100 Pitches and 15 Most Promising Startups

NIW.Startups is a platform for discovering and showcasing the new most promising startups in the region. It also seeks to attract the right investors to initiate funding conversations with the startups. NIW.Startups is part of the annual Nairobi Innovation Week organized by stakeholders in the regional innovation ecosystem. In 2018, Nairobi Innovation Week will be held on 5th - 9th March. During that week 100 pitches will be staged and the 15 most promising of 2018 startups will be feted.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR STARTUPS?


Discoverability
Investors, Media, Customers, Partners, Mentors, Talent

Connections
Investors, Customers, Partners, Mentors

Learning
Coaches, Mentors, Peers

Funding
$10K+ Innovation Award,
$5K People’s Choice Awards

FOR WHICH STARTUPS?


Idea Stage

Users < 100

Customers < 10

Annual Revenue < $1K

Idea being explored

Team Formed

MVP developed

Early Stage

100 < Users < 10,000

10 < Customers < 1,000

$1K < Annual Revenue < $100K

2+ Full Time Team

Company Incorporated

Growth Stage

10,000 < Users < 100,000

1,000 < Customers < 10,000

$100K < Annual Revenue < $1M

Seeking Series A Funding

NIW.STARTUPS
2018 ROADMAP

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NIW.Startups is a collaborative initiative backed by partners of Nairobi Innovation Week