The event formed an integral part of the annual six-month incubation program hosted by Clean Technology Hub (CTH), where startups in the clean energy space are given access to business development and mentorship support as well as an opportunity to win a grant of $10,000 to scale their businesses.
The pitch event saw 25 unique businesses present their innovative ideas to a diverse judging panel with ample experience not just within the sector but enterprise development at large.
The judges at the pitch were Dr. Ivie Ehanmo, a renowned multi-jurisdictional expert in the energy sector; Aishat Alimi, Investment Associate at All On Energy; Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA), co-founder of GoDo Hub, Pacer VC and Founder Institute’s Regional Director for Africa; Ifedy Ralph Eze, mentor, business strategist and Managing Director at Founders institute Lagos; and Glory Oguegbu, development entrepreneur and founder of Renewable Energy Technology Training Institute (RETTI).
Across three hours, the potential program incubates were judged by a cross-section of criteria: market potential, social impact, innovation potential, climate impact, the strength of the management team, and most importantly, their quality of the pitch.
Following the event, the judges provided invaluable feedback that the attendees would need for their respective operations going forward, regardless of their selection in the forthcoming program.
About Clean Technology Hub
CTH is a hybrid hub for the development, demonstration, and incubation of clean energy technologies in Nigeria and across Africa.
Through its non-profit programs, the hub is committed to driving sustainable development through research, advocacy, and enterprise development.