Its Pitch Day for the Top 25: Value Creation Challenge 2021

Eight2Five Innovation Hub, powered by Old Mutual in partnership with the British Council, is elated to announce the Value Creation Challenge Pitch Day. The two day virtual pitch event which will take place on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th of September 2021, serves as the challenge’s opportunity for the Top 25 participants to showcase their businesses to a jury of business leaders and champions in financial services, creative, and data analytics sectors among other sectors.

By Fadzai Mathabire

The event comes after the 25 participants went through a boot camp which featured a series of training sessions and master classes for the past two weeks. After two weeks of capacity building and business modeling, the participants are prepared to go all in as they push to secure a spot in the top 5.

The top 5 participants will proceed to the accelerator program where they will receive mentorship, business support and seed capital to develop their businesses further.

Old Mutual and its partners congratulate the participants for making it this far and wish them a successful pitch.

We are excited about the impact that the Value Creation Challenge has had in enabling and funding general entrepreneurial skills for Zimbabwe’s emerging entrepreneurs. We look forward to the next stage of the Challenge and wish our top 25 all the best.” 

Lillian Mbayiwa, Group Marketing and Innovation Executive at Old Mutual.