TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 (sh.2.5 million prize)


TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa is back, inviting early stage startups to contest for prize money and a shot at venture capital funding.

TechCrunch is an online tech news publisher. It partnered with Facebook to bring to life TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa; a contest to pick the best early stage startups in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Last year’s event was, in fact, hosted in Nairobi. A Kenyan startup emerged the winner out of the pool of 15 finalists, and more than 1000 applicants. You can read our interview with TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2017 winner.

The 2018 edition has been confirmed for Lagos, Nigeria. 15 top startups will be selected to head over there to contest for the sh.2.5 million ($25,000) prize. They will be pitching to an audience including regional and global venture capitalists. Before that, the startups will receive training from TechCrunch editors to refine their pitches.

The winning startup will also enjoy attendance, for two, to the next TechCrunch Disrupt event, where they will get to exhibit for free!

Other TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 events have been organized for Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America.

The event in Lagos is scheduled to happen in early December but the exact date has not been announced – stay alert for an update! But you can still make your application here.


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