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Here are the 15 startups that made it to the Startup Battlefield Africa

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After a Long wait finally the day has Come, just one more day to go, Startup Battlefield Africa is set to happen tomorrow the 11th. The Event Agenda Africa Unicorn is set to see the best African Speaker Panels talk about our Ecosystem and ways to improve as a continent. After a tough scrutiny of the startup’s Applications: the 15 startups set to pitch and compete for a chance to win $25, 000 USD in no -equity plus a paid trip for two to SF to compete in the main event DISRUPT SF 2018 has been announced. The criteria under which the startups were applying are :

Productivity & Utility  9:35 AM  WeCashUpForm+Delivery ScienceAbacus InvestSellioLori Systems

Social Good  1:45 PM—  ConnectMedM-ShuleDot LearnTalent2AfricaAgroCenta

Gaming & Entertainment 11:20 AM—  Big5 GamesTango TVLomaySynCommerce

“One overall winner – ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup’ – will win $25,000 USD and an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco to compete in TechCrunch’s flagship event: Disrupt SF 2018 (assuming the company still qualifies to compete next year).” Said Samantha: Director of Special Projects TC.

“The Startup Battlefield Africa Finalists are attempting to revolutionize access to goods and services across the continent and beyond: They are trying to take the guesswork out of investing, dramatically decreasing logistics costs, scalably triaging health care through telemedicine, and feeding the demand for African digital content.” She Added

“Many of the problems these startups attempt to solve are rooted in deep personal experiences: One entrepreneur is building an API to make paying across borders, and currencies instantly seamless, because financial transaction barriers cost him his father’s life. Another entrepreneur credits EdTech innovations for bringing him all the way from Ghana to MIT and is using video vectorization to make video-learning as accessible and affordable as text-messaging. There’s an entrepreneur participating who is using a commodities trading platform to maximize profits while empowering farmers since the expense of middle-men nearly cost his family their farm.”

NB: The event will be live broadcasted on Facebook and Techcrunch,  also you can stay up with the media Coverage here .

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