Sankore Announces a Blockchain Pitch Competition Tour to Start in Kenya in January 2022

Sankore, a blockchain community headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is launching a pitching competition tour across Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The community, which is currently affiliated with the NEAR protocol, is using the competition as a way to have more developers and projects onboarding onto the NEAR blockchain.

The tour will commence in Nairobi and is expected to be a hybrid event targeting 5,000 people via a webinar on January 22, 2022, and an in-person pitching session a week later on January 29th, 2022.


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According to Sankore, the event is open to all crypto enthusiasts. Blockchain and crypto startups are encouraged to attend the event as they create the basis of the competition.

Other groups encouraged to attend include:

  • Policymakers
  • Tech hubs
  • Fintech professionals
  • Accountants
  • Bankers
  • Academics
  • Students
  • Social media influencers


  • DATE: January 22, 2022 (Webinar via zoom) & January 29, 2022 (Physical event)
  • TIME: 11:00 AM, EAT
  • LOCATION: iHub, Nairobi, Kenya

iHub Kenya will also be an activation center on 18th and 19th January 2022. Other activation centers include tech hubs and local universities all of which will be communicated on Sankore’s socials.

The winning project from the Nairobi pitching competition will benefit from Sankore’s Incubation Program of 3 months. The incubation program will ‘leverage the winner, placing them in the best position to receive a Fast Grant of up to 50K USD.’


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