GTABC 2020 Pitch Competition

Building a Better Future

New Venture Pitch Competition
January 31st 5:30 - ~6:45PM
ICC Auditorium

GTABC and YAP partner each year to put on a pitch competition in conjunction with the conference. The competition brings in startups from across the African continent and the Diaspora, giving them the chance to present to a panel of judges.

The Pitch Competition will take place in the ICC Auditorium, in the ICC Building on Georgetown University's main campus. 

2020 Finalists

Tuverl is an app that seeks to make Public Transport cheaper and more accessible to millions of commuters across Africa by helping Public Transport Operators optimize their routes, reduce operational costs and increase revenue.

Pitched by CEO Hope Tariri Ndhlovu


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BatteryXchange is a mobile application that helps cellphone users stay connected and fully charged by locating nearby kiosk machines that dispense portable batteries for users to rent while on-the-go.

Pitched by Co-Founder Aubrey Yeboah



HealthCare Mobile is a USSD application that allows users to register, connect, and pay for available Community Health Workers within their communities to provide home based primary care services.

Pitched by CEO Jennie Nwokoye

Healthcare Mobile


MEDpay is a safe and secure medical payment platform to ease health remittances between money senders (diasporas) and care providers to support family members and relatives in their home countries.

Pitched by Co-Founder José Zefu Kimpalou


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The Bar is a nutritional energy bar that incorporates teff—an ancient grain native to Ethiopia that is high in protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. The Bar is a unique, incredibly delicious, and satisfying snack with a mission to donate 10% of profits towards education in Ethiopia. 

Pitched by Founder Betel Teka

The Bar

MC & Judges


2019 Winner

EZ Farming

EZ-Farming is on a mission to help smallholder farmers across Africa and the rest of the globe scale their farms fast, save time in accessing loans, save money by paying only at the end of production cycle and earn more income from good market prices. Smallholder farms with the potential to scale into commercial sizes are identified, curated by experts and listed on their platform.

At EZ-Farming, you can invest in farms selected by agricultural experts. Investors can choose farms that interest them and watch live through their drone monitoring systems and machine learning algorithms. EZ-Farming has partnered with several manufacturing and food processing companies to off-take farm produce.

January 31 - February 1// Georgetown University // Washington DC

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