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STARTUP BATTLEFIELD BY TECH CRUNCH ($25,000)

Application Deadline: July 14th, 2017:

Calling all Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa

We are looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017. Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. TechCrunch will host the event in Nairobi in front of a live audience and top judges, and we will live stream the show on TechCrunch and Facebook so the rest of the world can tune in.

Judging Criteria

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.

RULES
Startups must fit into one of three categories (social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment) to participate. Five startups in each category will be selected to join us on stage for the Battlefield Africa in Nairobi.
Apart from clear relevance to one of the three themes, qualifying startups should:

  • 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.

To apply now, visit the official homepage here.

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