Lilongwe hosts pitch night

Pitch Night at Crossroads Hotel

Pitch Night at Crossroads Hotel

Lilongwe city on Thursday hosted an inventors and innovators event dubbed “Pitch Night”.

The event, which was the first of its kind in Lilongwe attracted young budding inventors and innovators who showcased their products in front of potential sponsors and international development partners.

Guest of honour, British High Commissioner to Malawi, Michael Nevin applauded local inventors and innovators saying Britain supports the creative industry.

“The pitch night provides a platform for creating network among business partners. People share skills, ideas, mentorship and discuss business plans. Britain would love to see Malawians becoming successful entrepreneurs and become self reliant,” Explained Nevin.

Nevin further noted that Malawi is gradually beginning to recognize that entrepreneurship is a solution to ending poverty and alternative to formal employment.

One of the inventors, 26 year old Zach Mwale, who has invented a Nsima cooker said his invention will ease household chores whereby giving people more time to focus on work for the country’s development.

“My Nsima cooker makes Nsima and texts you back when your Nsima is ready. It can be locked and it also detects a child’s presence and switches itself off,” said Mwale

Other pitchers of the night included Kondwani Ngwira who makes candles that repel mosquitoes from beef; he also makes soap that removes pimples in 72hrs.

Another pitcher was Symon Kalombe who has invented a solar cart that is attached to a three wheel bicycle that dries or cools farm produce to reduce spoilage.

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