Eligibility for Startup Battlefield Africa



The Battlefield has no funding minimum or maximums to participate. We've worked with teams in the "garage stage" all the way up to millions dollars in funding. It really depends on your business. A hardware company making batteries is naturally going to need more early money than a consumer mobile app. That being said, most participating startups would consider themselves to be seed stage.



Startup Battlefield Lagos is a vertical agnostic startup launch competition. Startups from any industry may participate - including but not limited to biotech, robotics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and consumer products.



For Startup Battlefield Lagos, companies based in one of the eligible countries below;

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.



One of our goals at TechCrunch is to bring new, interesting startups to light for our audience. In selecting the Battlefield, we will give preference to companies that launch for the first time to the public and press through our competition. Companies that are in closed beta, private beta, limited release or generally are still eligible. Demo day wrap-ups or short, announcements for a beta product or local press are also allowed.

Hardware companies can have completed crowdfunding but those funds should have been directed to an earlier product prototype.


Product Development

Regardless of the money raised (or lack thereof) at the time of application, companies must have a functional prototype or minimally viable product to demo to the selection committee.

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Deadline at November 13 at 6 AM PST

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