Pitch Ethiopia 2019: Organizing a startup bootcamp and pitch competition in Ethiopia

When I was first approached about playing a lead role in organizing Pitch Ethiopia 2019 I was still adjusting to my intense MBA program, and learning to balance school and family. Despite my reservations about the timing, I accepted the role because I knew it would be a good way to stay plugged into the startup ecosystem in Africa, and to start applying some of what I had learned in my MBA already. Now that the week of Pitch Ethiopia events in Addis Ababa is over, and I’m back in Chicago, I can clearly see that saying ‘yes’ to this opportunity was a fantastic decision that I will cherish for a long time.

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