The 2018 TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa, a competition amongst sub-Saharan startups, will be hosted by Facebook.

In a statement made available to TheCable Lifestyle, Facebook said the event will hold for five days and comprise of trainings for women, high school students, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs.

On December 11, TechCrunch Startup Battlefield supported by Facebook will bring together the strongest start-ups from across Sub-Saharan Africa, where they will pitch to a live audience of 500 people ranging from VCs, investors, government officials and developers.

“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,” Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s head of developer programs, said.

“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.

“On December 11, TechCrunch Startup Battlefield supported by Facebook, will bring together the strongest start-ups from across Sub-Saharan Africa, where they will pitch to a live audience of 500 people ranging from VCs, investors, government officials and developers.”

The social networking company said it had already hosted a two-day summit for developers from 15 countries.

It will host a pitch competition for aspiring entrepreneurs and in partnership with Re:Learn by CC_Hub bring together 50 Lagos secondary school students to take part in Hack-a-Day.



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