The Africa-America Institute PitchFest 2015 for Educational Innovators – Lagos, Nigeria

The Africa-America Institute PitchFest 2015 for Educational Innovators – Lagos, Nigeria

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Are you an educational innovator? Do you have a game-changing idea in education? How about a solution that can improve the lives of millions of people? The Africa-America Institute invites you to submit your innovations for the first-ever PitchFest 2015 to be held during the 2nd Annual State of Education in Africa conference at the InterContinental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

This innovative competition will explore cutting-edge ideas, tools, information and technologies that can help bring about a better educational system in Africa. From strengthening subject areas like science and math to making educational data readily available, and bolstering early childhood education, attendees will have the unique opportunity to address some of Africa’s most urgent educational issues.

The Africa-America Institute promotes engagement between Africa & America through education, training & dialogue.


A selection committee will choose five individuals or companies to participate in the conference. The finalists will have an opportunity to present their innovative ideas for three minutes to our panel of judges.

As an added incentive to the final five teams, first place winners will receive $2,500; $1,000 for second place; and $500 for the three runner-ups.

Be sure to bring your best ideas to the table! And who knows, maybe your next big idea will be the next big solution to the education crisis in Africa.


  • Individuals and companies with game-changing ideas in education are invited to participate in the first ever PitchFest of cutting-edge ideas to improve education at AAI’s State of Education in Africa conference on Sept. 2 in Lagos, Nigeria.

How to Submit

Submit your idea to find out! Please send no more than two (2) pages of a description of your innovative idea to Sarah Lieb at email, [email protected] or call (212) 500-5953 x710.

For m0re information, visit Africa-America Institute PitchFest.