Startup Battlefield by TechCrunch is coming back to Africa

Popular technology and startup website, TechCrunch, has announced that the Startup Battlefield competition is returning to Africa for the second year running.

The competition will be held in Lagos, Nigeria with the aim of finding "the top startup in Sub-Saharan Africa".

In its communication which announced the competition for the three cities of São Paulo, Beirut and Lagos, TechCrunch stated that they'll "will choose 15 companies in each region to compete, and we will provide travel support for the finalists to reach the host city."

"The finalists will also receive intensive coaching from TechCrunch’s editors to hone their pitches to a razor’s edge before they take the stage in front of top venture capitalists from the region and around the world."

As it was last year, "Winners will receive $25,000 plus a trip for two to the next TechCrunch Disrupt event."

Though the exact dates weren't confirmed, the statement pointed out that the event will happen in early December.

Last year, the competition took place in October Nairobi, Kenya and was won by Logistics company, Lori Systems.

In April this year, Startup Battlefield Director, Samantha Stein, was in Africa for a meet and greet which took place in Accra and Lagos.

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