Tickets are now available for the PIVOT East 2014 finalists pitching conference which will be held at the Panari hotel. Tickets go for $200 per delegate. 25 mobile start-ups from across the region will pitch at the conference which will be held on 24th – 25th June. There will be special rates for those who wish to stay there for the duration of the conference.

This year’s conference will attract a rich audience of 200 – 250 people including investors, industry players, government players and development partners.

In keeping with tradition, each of the 25 start-ups will have seven minutes to pitch on stage and another 7 minutes to field questions from a panel of judges. The pitching sessions will be sequenced according to the five competition categories, with each category having its own panel of judges. One start-up per category will win funding from m:lab East Africa and other syndicating investors.

Panari Hotel

There will also be short fireside chat panels discussing some of the hot issues in the East African start-up scene.

Themes for the scheduled fireside chats are:

  • Synergies between developer communities and Corporates in Mobile technology – featuring players in mobile phone and chipset manufacturers, operating system vendors and mobile network operators
  • The relationship between innovation, entrepreneurship and the economy – featuring players from development partner agencies, foundations, government, and banks.
  • Comparing the startup ecosystem in East Africa to other successful ecosystems – Featuring investors and entrepreneurs from Berlin, London, Silicon Valley, Nairobi and Tel aviv (to be confirmed)
  • The size and quality of the deal pipeline for Tech investments in East Africa.

Featuring investors and accelerator program representatives from East Africa

Short presentations will also be made by key speakers to highlight several topical issues in the East African startup and tech ecosystem.

This year the award ceremony will be in the afternoon of the second day (25th June). This is a slight break away from tradition where the award ceremony was held in the night of the second day.

Tickets go for $200 and can be purchased here.