Pitch2Win Program 2024 for Visionary Founders ($20,000 prize plus trip to Japan)

Applications are open for the Pitch2Win Program 2024 for visionary founders. Pitch2Win is back for the 4th time, and it’s bigger & better than ever! Pitch2Win aims to connect visionary founders with potential investors, fostering growth, collaboration, and investment opportunities. The 3 Finalists will win from a prize pot of $20,000. They will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the IVS2024 Kyoto Event, Japan’s largest startup conference.

Deadline: May 5, 2024


Top 3 winners get to receive:

Funding Support and Exposure

  • $10,000 equity-free cash prize for the winner.
  • Sponsored trip to Japan to attend the IVS events 2024 in Kyoto. Network with industry leaders and potential partners on the world stage.
  • Connect with experienced mentors and fellow entrepreneurs throughout the program and at IVS events.

Human Capital Support

  • The top 10 participants gain access to mentorship, advisory services, and potential investor connections.
  • Network with like-minded individuals who share your passion for innovation.
  • Strategic connections with a curated network of investors, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurs across all sectors and geographies are encouraged to apply. To be considered for this competition, the applicant and the applicant’s startup must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The ideal applicants should possess a validated business model and be at the early stages of their journey towards development and expansion.
  • The business must be majority owned by its founders and team members at the time of application. The applicant must be part of the founding team. Sole proprietorships are ineligible for the Pitch competition.
  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the application deadline.
  • The applicant must commit to a week-long training and must be available (in person) for the Pitch Event.
  • The applicant should be the author of the application. Startups that submit multiple applications will be disqualified.


To apply, you need to complete the online Pitch2Win application form. Required information are:

  • Founder(s) Details (max 4)
  • Company / Startup Details
  • Product Details
  • 10-Page Pitch Deck ( PDF )

Click here to apply for Pitch2Win Program 2024 for Visionary Founders

For more information, visit Pitch2Win.

Eligibility Summary

  • Early-stage Technology-Enabled Startups
  • Startups with a market-ready product and / or prototype (traction is a plus)
  • Available to attend physical pitch event in Lagos, Nigeria on June 12, 2024
  • Available to attend IVS Event in Kyoto, Japan on July 4-6, 2024

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