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TechCrunch: Popular Startup Battlefield Comes to Africa in Collaboration with Facebook


TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is a Startup competition by the tech
media company, that has held in several countries worldwide and has
featured companies (then Startups) like Mint, Dropbox, Yammer, Tripit,
etc, in past editions of the event. This October, TechCrunch, and
Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup
Battlefield to Nairobi, Africa on October 11.

The pitch-off competition is open to startups from all over Africa,
who are eligible to participate in any of these three categories:
Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top
tier investors and founders, as well as TechCrunch editors, will be on
seat to judge and pick the winners in each category as well as an
overall winner.

The overall winner will receive US$25,000 in no-equity cash plus an
all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco to compete in the
Battlefield at TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt SF in 2018 (assuming
the company still qualifies to compete at this time).

The Facebook Africa team, including Ime Archibong (Facebook’s Vice
President of Partnerships); Emeka Afigbo (Facebook’s Head of Platform
Partnerships for Middle East & Africa); and Uche Ofodile from the
Facebook Connectivity team, will be live in Nairobi, Kenya from 9 to 12
October 2017, speaking and connecting with participants at the event.

Startup Battlefield Africa starts at 9:00 AM EAT on October 11. The
event will be live-streamed on TechCrunch. Be sure to tune in.

Click here for more info.

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