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For the first time, TechCrunch will host its Startup Battlefield competition in Africa in an event that will go live on October 11 in Nairobi. The event will offer an opportunity for startups to walk away with USD 25,000 in non-equity funding, among other additions like getting a chance to take part in TechCrunch’s top-of-the-line event, Disrupt, that will take place in 2018.

Battlefield Africa will be sponsored by Facebook as the competition looks forward to selecting Sub-Saharan Africa’s best entrepreneurs, innovators and makers. Startup applications, which have since closed, are pegged on three categories: social good, utility and productivity, gaming and entertainment. Successful applicants have probably been notified, and participation will take place in front of a live audience and judges.

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