Technology giant, Facebook, will return to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 as its headline sponsor. The event which takes place on December 11 in Lagos, Nigeria will search for the best innovators, makers, and technical entrepreneurs of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The event, which profiles the founders and entrepreneurs leading the next wave of technology and innovation in Africa, will see startups competing across three categories: social good; productivity and utility; and gaming and entertainment – highlighting new ideas, businesses and applications with disruptive potential.
Commenting on the development, Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Developer Programs said “Following the great success of the inaugural TechCrunch Startup Battlefield event in 2017, we are delighted to return as the headline sponsor for this year’s event.” Speaking further, he added, “Given our passion for connecting people and helping developers and entrepreneurs to thrive, we can’t wait to see how this year’s entrants are using technology to engage and empower people across the continent.”
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TechCrunch Startup Battlefield supported by Facebook will bring together the strongest startups from across Sub-Saharan Africa, where they will pitch to a live audience of 500 people ranging from investors, Venture Capitalists, developers, and government officials.
Facebook representatives from Africa and beyond will be on the ground to connect, and take part in a series of workshops, networking sessions and talks between 6th and 11th December.