Sponsored by Facebook, TechCrunch is bringing a startup challenge, Startup Battle Africa to Sub-Saharan and Zambians, too, can apply!
Do you qualify?
These are the conditions you have to meet:
- Be early-stage companies in “launch” stage
- Be a resident from 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
What are the categories being sought?
- PRODUCTIVITY & UTILITY: Startups with the product or service most likely to go into full commercial production and have the biggest impact on human potential and/or the largest exit
- SOCIAL GOOD: Startups with the product most likely to catalyze social development through technology.
- GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT: Startups with the product or service most likely to see wide consumer adoption and have either the biggest exit and/or impact on gaming and entertainment.
What’s the prize?
$25,000 in no-equity cash plus an all-expense paid trip for 2 to San Francisco, USA to compete in Battlefield at TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018. At the American Battlefield, startups stand a chance to win $50,000 grand prize.
If you’re wondering who some notable winners of BattleField are, think Dropbox, Mint, Yammer, and Zenefits. Startups will be judged by TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs and entrepreneurs.
Deadline for Startup BattleField Africa is 14th July 2017 and finalists will be notified by TechCrunch’s judges by 21st August 2017.
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