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Startup Next Pitch Session at Meltingpot 2020

Start Time: February 14, 2020 10:00 | End Time: February 14, 2020 15:00
Location: Henessy Park Hotel, Ebene
The MRIC has the pleasure to invite you to consider registering to a Startup Pitch Session. This event will allow mature startups the opportunity to be granted seed funding up to USD 200,000 and one year free coaching and mentoring to go to Market in India and or Africa. Renowned Angel investors will be present during the Pitch session on the  14th February.


To register visit the link:


Deadline for registration: 10th February 2020.


For more information:

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Startup Next: Pitch Session at Meltingpot2020

Opportunity for startups to go to Market in Africa and India

Venue: Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene

Date:   February 14, 2020

Time:  10:00 - 15:00

An initiative of the MRIC


The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC) (, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation as an apex body endeavoring for the promotion and coordination of Government's investment in research and innovation has the pleasure to invite you to the Start Up Pitch session in front of renowned Angel Investors from Africa and India.


As one of its key focus areas, the MRIC operates the National SME Incubator Scheme which aims at promoting initiation and development of innovative start ups in Mauritius through a network of Private Sector-led accredited business incubators. The objective of the NSIS is to consolidate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Mauritius

Since 2017 to date, the NSIS has produced 11 successful startups and has incubated 130 projects. While the NSIS ensures a structured training/mentoring approach to start ups, those who graduate from the NSIS still need further assistance in order to start operating to their full potential. Angel Investment could potentially address this gap.  Angel Investors bring their expert assistance and facilitate the ‘Go-to-Market ‘phase. However, in Mauritius, the culture of angel investment is still at its initial stage. Despite the interest of individuals/groups as potential angel investors, there is a lack of a structured approach for this vehicle to push forward startup growth in Mauritius.

The Event:

The MRIC in collaboration with the CL Educate Ltd ( seeks to tackle the above issues through the Startup Next: Pitch Session at Meltingpot2020 Innovation Summit which will be held at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebene on the 14th February 2020 as from 10h00 am. Mauritian Start ups will be given the opportunity to pitch their business to seasoned Angel Investors and convince the latter to invest in their businesses. Secondly, potential angel investors from Africa and India will be given guidance on key aspects of angel investing. The ultimate goal is to initiate a structural approach towards the setting up of an angel investment vehicle in Mauritius.

Register Now:

MRIC hereby invites Mauritian startups to register to the event using the following link: Only 20 best applications will be invited to the conference to pitch in front of renowned world experts and Angel investors, such as, Mr Arun Ramamoorthy and Mr Eric Osiakwan. The investment opportunities range from USD 20,000 to 200,000 and the best start-ups will be given a free entry in the Melting Pot Go-to-Market acceleration phase (  The experts will also advise the invited startups on their key steps to go to market and will debate on the opportunities to consolidate the Angel Investment initiative in Mauritius.

Furthermore, potential Mauritian Angel Investors may also wish to contact us to participate.

Deadline for registration:

10th February 2020

Contact us:

For more information please contact the MRIC : \


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