The Justice Innovation Circles Pitch Perfect Event is a quarterly regional event that showcases justice innovations at the incubation stage which are competing at the pitch event. The Justice Innovation Circles is an incubation programme for justice startups that fit into the incubation stage, meaning the there is a basic product, an MVP, but there is no traction, that is, the product is still not in the hand of users, or it’s only in hands of a small number of early adopter users, where we still do not see enough evidence that this product or business can work. The incubation programme aims to helps the entrepreneurs get their product into the hands of users as fast as possible, aggressively and consistently obtain their feedback, and refine the MVP accordingly which ultimately gets them to be fit for acceleration
This event will be hosted virtually on zoom and it will serve as a pitch competition for the justice innovators participating in the incubation programme from Kenya as they will get a chance to pitch their products to a regional jury and audience consisting of justice innovators, government officials, justice actors, academics and justice enthusiasts where the winner will take home a grant of 1000 Eur (125,000 Kes).
The virtual event will run for 1 and a half hours from 5:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m EAT and will feature the following:
a) A short presentation on HiiL’s work in justice innovation in East Africa by Mwangi Kariuki, the Head of the HiiL Innovation Hub East Africa.
b) 5 rounds of pitching by 5 justice innovators from Kenya i.e Wakili 101, Nairobi Legal Insights, Simba SOS Button, AFECS Limited, and Tumaini Innovation Center.
c) A fireside chat on ‘Selecting the suitable teammates for startup and what it takes to be a justice innovator in East Africa’ with Vincent Awino from Upesy and Dave Okech from Mobineo limited.