By Aduragbemi Omiyale Start-ups in Nigeria have been given an opportunity to pitch for a pre-seed equity pool of $30,000 offered by an SSE Angel Network known as #StartupSouth. The firm is organising a boot camp later in the year and it has opened applications for entries, which close on Thursday, September 30, 2021, a statement made available to Business Post read. The StartupBootCamp by #StartupSouth is a two-week virtual acceleration programme aimed to identify early-stage start-ups within the South-South and South-East regions of the country with competent teams, high growth potential, signs of traction, and the ability to create jobs. It was stated that the start-up teams while undergoing the training, will receive support to revalidate their business model, prepare for pitching and linkages with potential investors at a DealDay Session during #StartupSouth6 in Enugu. According to the statement, the top five teams will slug it out for a share of up to $30,000 equity pool made available by SSE Angel Network. \u201cFor the last 7 years, #StartupSouth has consistently pushed for a more democratized tech and innovation ecosystem where founders, especially within the South-East\/South-South regions, can access funds and support, thereby giving investors more deals. \u201cWe are excited to open the call for the StartupBootCamp by #StartupSouth,\u201d one of the representatives of the firm, Owen Shedrack, was quoted as saying in the statement. Interested teams have been advised to apply via https:\/\/bit.ly\/ss6-pitch.