At Strathmore University, @iBizAfrica is a business incubator that was set up to carry out the Entrepreneurship and Incubation theme of Strathmore’s @iLabAfrica. @iBizAfrica seeks to provide a nurturing environment that builds on the potential of the youth to develop ICT solutions and businesses. As part of @iBizAfrica activities, any member of the public with an interesting business idea/innovation is welcomed to come and pitch their idea during Pitch Friday at @iBizAfrica.
Pitch Friday is an opportunity for innovators to present their ideas in an elevator pitch format to a closed audience of business mentors, entrepreneurs and investors. It takes place during the last Friday of every month from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Presenters get 5 minutes to pitch their ideas to an experienced panel. They also get an opportunity to join @iBizAfrica’s Incubator and possibly secure financial and business advisory services from @iBizAfrica. This blogger once attended a Pitch Friday session at @iBizAfrica’s not-so-creatively-named “Shark Tank” room. This blogpost is a series of observations from Pitch Friday from an intellectual property (IP) perspective.