As part of our extensive efforts to establish a strong, active ecosystem, our team created Face the Gorillas, a unique TV show that is changing paradigms and conceptions, and establishing innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Africa.
With growing numbers of participants and viewers across the continent, the show is giving local entrepreneurs a chance to follow their dreams, and make them a reality.
14 shows aired on national TV in Rwanda
Over 15 investments made in local ventures, raising more than $3m USD
Over 50 pitches from local entrepreneurs
Hundreds of Thousands of Viewers across the continent
About The Show
Entrepreneurs from all across the continent are chosen to pitch their idea to a panel of accomplished entrepreneurs and investors - the “Gorillas”.
Projects judged viable and promising receive funding pledges on the spot. Investments can go as high as 200,000 USD, in addition to partnerships or mentorship agreements.
The show is filmed in front of a live audience, with the pitch followed by a live negotiation and audience participation.
The show does not focus on the investors fighting for the best deal, but about helping the entrepreneurs and supporting them.