From Left to right: Niita Shikongo (Launch Coordinator), Given Veiko (Pitch Winner), Luimar Silva (Pitch Winner), Omagano Kankondi (Head of Solution Mapping, UNDP Accelerator Lab)
Launch Namibia hosted their first Pitch Night of the year on Thursday, September 10th 2020. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in the country, the event was streamed to a virtual audience via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The event was an overall success with over 500 viewers tuning in.
The Pitch Night was themed around technological solutions, pulling together a cohort of 6 entrepreneurs, of which 2 won. The first winner was Given Veiko, who pitched a concept with a background in Education; while the second winner, Luimar Silva, pitched a business idea with a background in marketing. The winners both received a start-up hamper including a cash prize, business registration, a company design package and placement in the TechXport Accelerator Programme (MEST Africa) & a 6 month incubation at Basecamp powered by Start-up Namibia.
Launch Namibia still plans on having one more Pitch Night in 2020, loosely themed around Innovation. Look out for more information about the second Pitch Night on Launch Namibia’s social media platforms.