Sorry people. In the event you needed to purchase a ticket to Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 you’re out of luck. We’re offered out. Nevertheless, you would be one of many fortunate few to attain a free ticket to our day-long startup-pitch extravaganza in Lagos, Nigeria on 11 December. We’ve got a restricted variety of tickets accessible, so apply to your free ticket right here — earlier than they’re all gone.
Don’t miss 15 of the continent’s prime early-stage startup founders as they launch their corporations on a world stage in entrance of a reside, enthusiastic viewers. Selecting the Startup Battlefield rivals from lots of of functions was no straightforward feat — a testomony to the depth and creativity of the area’s rising startup scene.
A fast reminder of how Startup Battlefield works. The 15 groups compete in three preliminary rounds — 5 startups per spherical. They get solely six minutes to pitch and current a reside demo to a panel of professional technologists and VC buyers. After every pitch, the judges have six minutes to grill the workforce with powerful questions. That’s when all of the free pitch-coaching they obtained from TechCrunch editors will come in useful.
In the event you’re curious concerning the judges, listed below are only a few of the various specialists we’ve tapped to choose the Startup Battlefield champion.
- Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder and chief govt of blueMoon, Ethiopia’s first youth agribusiness/agritech incubator and seed investor
- Erik Hersman, CEO of BRCK, a rugged wi-fi Wi-Fi machine designed and engineered in Kenya to be used all through the rising markets
- Sangu Delle, co-founder and managing director of Africa Well being Holdings, based mostly in West Africa and centered on “constructing Africa’s healthcare future”
And if you happen to’re curious concerning the stakes, the profitable founders obtain the Battlefield Cup, US$25,000 in no-equity money plus a visit for 2 and the chance to compete in Startup Battlefield at a TechCrunch Disrupt in 2019.
Whereas the Startup Battlefield is the crown jewel, it’s in no way the one occasion of the day. We’ve scheduled a formidable agenda crammed with shows from the area’s main specialists discussing a variety of subjects. For instance, Kola Aina, CEO and founding father of Lagos-based Ventures Platform, can be available to debate enterprise capital investing. And Flutterwave’s IIyinoluwa Aboyeji will share his tackle blockchain.
The rivals are busy getting ready for battle, the audio system are able to dive deep on their respective subjects. You’re the remaining piece of the puzzle. Apply now for a free ticket to Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 and be part of us on 11 December in Lagos, Nigeria to rejoice these distinctive African startups.