Apply for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

The Tech Startup Ecosystem in Africa is rapidly evolving, hundreds of startup are rising every day and the one BIG reasons TechCrunch is so excited to be coming back to Africa, specifically Lagos, Nigeria to host TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 on December 11.

With the availability of more than 300 tech hubs across Africa connecting and mentoring entrepreneurs and innovators, there is no better time to be a startup in Africa than now.

TechCrunch first ever Startup Battlefield Africa was in 2017 and took place in Nairobi, Kenya and featured 15 amazing startups. This year, it's coming to Nigeria and any kind of tech startups across the Africa region that is interested can apply for the Battlefield Africa 2018 now.

After the application, TechCrunch highly discerning editors will review the applications and choose the 15 startups they deem most likely to produce an exit or IPO. The founders of the competing teams will receive free pitch coaching from TechCrunch, and they’ll be ready to face a panel of judges (recruited by our editors), all experts in their categories.

Five startups will compete in one of three preliminary rounds where they will have six minutes to pitch and present their demo. The judges will then have six minutes to ask questions. The judges will select five of the 15 startups to pitch a second time, and from that elite group of five comes one overall winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018.

In addition to an intense amount of media and investor interest, the founders of the winning startup will receive US$25,000 in no-equity cash plus a trip for two to compete in Startup Battlefield in San Francisco at our flagship event, TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 (assuming the company still qualifies to compete at the time).

Are you as excited as we are? Do you want to launch your startup to the world? Ready to submit your application? To be eligible for this Battlefield, startups must fulfil the following;

  • Be early-stage companies in “launch” stage
  • Be headquartered in one of our eligible countries
  • Have a fully working product/beta, reasonably close to or in production
  • Have received limited press or publicity to date
  • Have no known intellectual property conflicts

The event is taking place on the 11 December 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. If you think your startups fulfils all the requirements then you can Apply Here today The application is limited to some countries in Africa. To see if your country is eligible, visit TechCrunch for more details

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