DAW Pitch Training

Online Training Program


Welcome to the DAW  Pitch Training page! DAW is committed to providing female-led African and Diaspora startups with high-quality resources to help them grow into successful businesses. Do you  have a great idea and don’t how to move from an idea to a product? Or perhaps you are in need of investors, networking opportunities but you are not sure where to start? Well, it all starts and sometimes ends with your business pitch. Which is why  DAW is designed a 6-week program to help startups learn how to sell their business.  Not only will we teach you how to pitch, we will also provide you with opportunities to put what you have learned into practice at our Annual DAW Conference -Pitch Challenge.

Where do I sign up for the DAW Pitch Training & what does it cost?

It does not cost you a thing! We accept applicants from Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our next Pitch Challenge will be held in Nigeria!

All required travel expenses are the responsibility of each individual team.

We are able to provide visa and application support where needed!

Applications for the 2017 DAW Pitch Training program are not currently open. However, stay up to date by registering for the DAW Newsletter.

Who qualifies for the Pitch Challenge?

* Teams must be Female-led Startup of any background or origin

* Teams must apply with an innovative early stage idea in any industry space

*Business must cover Africa, Europe, the Americas or Asia.

* One application per team.

* Teams cannot have participated in any accelerator programs

* Teams must not have received any investments or experienced significant traction.

Annual conference pitch priority will be given to teams that are led by or include at least 1 African Woman.

What can we expect at the end of the challenge?

*Training from top professionals in Business and IT, such as Ms. Rosanna Kurre who is an MIT Master Trainer and also Co-founder of the Digital Leadership Institute, leading on Design thinking, Ideation and prototype development.

*DAW will also provide you with a legal startup kit, courtesy  of our sponsors from the Hill Innovation Justice, this will help you manage your startup’s legal needs.

*Gain business exposure and networking opportunities through our other partners and sponsors.

*Upon completion of our pitch challenge training program your business will be automatically entered as finalists in the prestigious Startup Europe Award. Learn more.