Coven Works Inc has been announced as the Official Startup Partner for the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2022.
This partnership is aimed at providing a platform for startups in Nigeria to participate in the 11th edition of the Annual Investment Meeting scheduled for 29 – 31st March 2022 at the Dubai Exhibition Center, EXPO 2020 Dubai, UAE themed Investments in Sustainable Innovation for a Thriving Future.
Excited about the partnership and the opportunities the collaboration will birth for the Nigerian Startups ecosystem, Sola Amusan, founder of Coven Works said that “Partnering with AIM was a highly welcome idea when it came to seeking a partner and organization that is a well-known investment platform in Dubai, one that supports small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) and startups to maximize their potential, expand their network, and grow globally. Our shared belief is to empower startups, especially those in Nigeria, to achieve more’’.
Startups play a significant role as engines of innovation, growth, and employment. One of the goals of AIM is to serve as a strategic platform to support startups from around the world in connecting them to potential partners and investors from other parts of the world.
With this, AIM will run a Startup Pitch Competition. The pitch competition is open to all the startups from different sectors and is categorized as per the following stages: Pre-seed, Seed, and Series A. The pitch competition would be held virtual and physical, and startups will pitch to an audience of potential investors, partners, government officials, and industry experts.
AIM 2022 will be the first hybrid edition using the powerful and most flexible combination of live and virtual environments.
The hybrid event will utilize digital technology, and at the same time, provide an in-person event for participants who wish to have more physical interactions with fellow attendees. Coven Works will be responsible for the accreditation of startups from Nigeria for the pitching competition.
“In these challenging times, it is imperative to provide startups and SMEs with the maximum support they need, as they contribute so much to economic strength and development globally. Through our partner Coven Works Inc, we are expanding this opportunity to the vibrant startup ecosystem in Nigeria. Their participation will serve as a vital tool to receive support from the global investment community and investors,” said Walid Farghal, director-general of the Annual Investment Meeting. At AIM, startups get the opportunity to learn about growth strategies, and promote their products, services, and ideas. AIM is picking winners in every vertical on every continent and making them powerful enough to take on the giants in their fields,” he added.
Some of the Benefits of Participating in the AIM 2022 Startup Pitching competition Include:
- Live pitching in front of an audience comprising of Angel Investors, VCs & Govt officials.
- Exposure to organizations exhibiting at the EXPO 2020 Dubai (opportunity to interact with potential stakeholders from over 192 pavilions)
- Access to all EXPO 2020 venues & features.
- Get featured by international top media outlets.
- Exposure from marketing campaigns by the AIM Social media channels
- Chance to win up to 110k AED in cash prizes from the Pitching competition
- Join the Vesti Yacht Party in Dubai that week for discounts off the price
AIM 2022 will offer an extensive investment promotion program that aims to create a dynamic roadmap to economic recovery by unlocking opportunities, reshaping strategies, and building key partnerships to accelerate global progress.
Over three days, participants of the program will have the chance to be knowledgeable about the latest investment trends, exhibit information on their investment opportunities, conduct Investment Destination Presentations, and organize specific meetings with targeted investors through the various AIM Networking functions.