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This year, Africarena & NxSE are partnering to gather the best startups of the ecosystem to pitch at Africarena 2017


**What is the Best Idea Pitch?**


The BIP is a pitch contest, on the elevator pitch format. An elevator pitch is an oral communication exercise that involves introducing yourself and your project to a partner or potential investor at a hierarchical level that is higher than yourself and whose time is short.

The expression refers to the very short duration of the intervention: it must be carried out during a “journey” in an elevator. The comparison is based on the typical situation of an employee who crosses the manager of his company in the elevator, and must convince him before the doors open!

In the startups’ world, a pitch is a very common format for an entrepreneur to quickly present his project to a venture capitalist or a business angel to convince him to invest: the quality of an idea is then judged from the pitch, and also from quick questions to eliminate weak teams or bad ideas.

At the BIP, the participants will have to convince in English the jury of experts in 2 minutes + 1 minute of Q&A.

Why in English? Because the winner will be chosen to wear the colours of La Réunion innovante at Africarena in Cape Town (South Africa) on November 6 and 7, 2017!


**Top 3 reasons why attend Africarena**


**The event will offer a unique platform for 50 of the very top African start ups to pitch on open innovation challenges and to investors**

**Given the variety of investors present from the VC, Angels and Private Equity community in African and Europe, it is an opportunity for startups to meet many potential investors**

**The event is a great networking opportunity the leaders of the African tech industry (incubators, entrepreneurs,) but also with key people in innovation positions in large international business**

About NxSe

This second NxSE edition, the « International Digital Shift Forum - Indian Ocean & Africa » will be held in Reunion Island, a French department located in the Indian Ocean. After a successful first edition, NxSE is now the key meeting between French and European companies and their counterparts from the Indian Ocean, as well as French and English speaking African countries. This international and unique meeting gathers all the digital operators from Africa in a single location, Reunion Island, French Tech territory in e-health. The aim is to develop Reunion Island's economy by highlighting the local operators' savoir-faire, by promoting regional and international cooperation, and by creating South-South and North-South business opportunities. Following the Forum's first edition, the organisers can be pleased to see the creation of three companies on the island.



The winner will be chosen to wear the colours of La Réunion innovante at Africarena in Cape Town (South Africa) on November 6 and 7, 2017!

Selection Criteria

Pitch @ NxSE

The startups needs to be present at the Best Idea Pitch @ NxSE 2017 and go through the selection.

The winner will be announced at the end of the event – on the Thursday 5th of October.

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