We all know Battlefield Africa, An Event brought together by a collaboration between Techcrunch and Facebook is coming through this October 11th in Kenya, you probably know what to expect during the event. This is a call for all the African startup Fans. Battlefield Africa has  reviewed over 700 applications and are down to final review of the 15 startups that will compete in the Battlefield, also the editors have been diligently working on a spectacular agenda. The Africa ( sampled few ) tech luminaries who will be joining Battlefield Africa on stage as judges and/or speakers:

  • Andreata Muforo, Tide Africa Fund
  • Leo Stiegeler, Ringier Africa
  • Helen Jennings, Naatal
  • Eghosa Omoigui, EchoVC
  • Wale Ayeni, IFC
  • Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHub
  • Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom
  • Sacha Poignonnec, CEO of Jumia

To apply for a free ticket to the Startup Battlefield, follow this link to the application page, answer a few short questions, and TC will be back in touch with your ticket to attend if we can fit you in.

TechCrunch will host Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi in front of a live audience and prominent judges in three categories, and we will live stream the show on TechCrunch and Facebook so the rest of the world can tune in. We’re also going to host panels and fireside chats with luminaries in the startup scene below the Sahara.

The judges will choose a winner in each category and select an overall winner, “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup,” whose founders will win $25,000 USD in no-equity cash plus an all-expense paid trip (for two to San Francisco to exhibit at Disrupt SF, TechCrunch’s flagship event) in September 2018 to compete in Startup Battlefield there, assuming the company still qualifies.

Good luck to the Applicants

See you in October.

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