COVEN Works Inc, which is the Official Startup Partner for the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2022, has expressed its readiness to take about 280 startups from Nigeria and other part of the globe to participate at the 11th edition of the AIM scheduled for March 29 to 31st, 2022 at the Dubai Exhibition Center, EXPO 2020 Dubai, UAE, with the theme: ‘Investments in Sustainable Innovation for a Thriving Future.’
Announcing the partnership and the opportunities the collaboration will birth for the Nigerian Startups ecosystem, founder of Coven Works, Sola Amusan, 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 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.
Director-General of the AIM, Walid Farghal, said: “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.
“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.”