Nuwait will host Nu8.1 - Piching Edition, a pitching contest and networking event at Reyada Collaborative Workspaces. The event date was changed from September 26 to October 12. You can register here.
The event, brought to you by the National Fund for SME Development and Wamda, will gather around 30 entrepreneurs, mentors and industry experts to pitch their startups, compete, and network.
The event will kick off at 6pm with a one-hour pitching contest in which 10 entrepreneurs will be selected by a draw to present their startups in three minutes. The remaining entrepreneurs will vote for each entrepreneur, while a jury will give their feedback. The winner will be announced at the end of the day, and will win a ticket to attend Wamda’s Mix N’ Mentor Dubai event in December this year.
After the pitching contest, three lightning talks will be given by an industry expert, a mentor and a seasoned entrepreneur. The talks will be followed by a networking session.
The event will also include a pitching skill-building game, where entrepreneurs will pitch an imaginary startup for one minute. In this session, mentors will be giving feedback on how entrepreneurs can improve their pitches to appeal to potential investors and partners. The day will close with a talk by Nuwait and the National Fund for SME Development.
The event is open to entrepreneurs in all industries. Those interested in participating can register for the event here.