Published On: Thu, Sep 28th, 2017

Announcing a bulletin for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa!


TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to move TechCrunch’s really initial Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on Oct 11. The pitch-off foe will underline startups from all over Africa in 3 categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top nick investors and founders, as good as TechCrunch editors, will offer as judges to collect a winners in any difficulty as good as an altogether leader – a best early theatre startup in sub-Saharan Africa. We’ll also have a good choice speakers and networking opportunities to turn out a day.

Today we’re vehement to announce a day’s bulletin and a Battlefield judges, that are below, and we also inspire startup folks to get tickets for a show. The good news is that tickets are free, though due to singular seating in a Nairobi venue anyone meddlesome contingency apply. Follow this link to a focus page, answer a few brief questions, and we will be behind in hold with your sheet to attend if we can fit we in.

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

Nairobi , Wednesday Oct. 11

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM
Africa Unicorn: How Do We Produce a Next African Unicorn?
In review with Sacha Poignonnec (Jumia), Tayo Oviosu (Paga) and Eghosa Omoigui (EchoVC Partners)

9:30 AM – 9:35 AM
How a Startup Battlefield works

9:35 AM – 10:35 AM
Startup Battlefield Competition – Productivity and Utility
Judges: Wale Ayeni (International Finance Corporation), Eghosa Omoigui (EchoVC Partners), Aaron Fu (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology), Andreata Muforo (TLcom Capital) and Lexi Novitske (Singularity Investments)

10:35 AM – 10:55 AM
BREAK

10:55 AM – 11:20 AM
Connectivity: Solving Africa’s Connectivity Equation
In review with Bitange Ndemo (University of Nairobi), Bob Collymore (Safaricom), Erik Hersman (BRCK) and Uche Ofodile (Facebook Connectivity)

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Startup Battlefield Competition – Gaming and Entertainment

Judges: Helen Jennings (Nataal), Leo Stiegeler (Ringier Africa AG), Alexia Tsotsis (investor and former co-Editor, TechCrunch) and Chris Savides (Showmax)

12:15 PM – 12:40 PM
Development: Will Startups Solve Africa’s Biggest Development Problems
In review with Juliana Rotich (Africa Tech Ventures, BRCK), Rebecca Enonchong (AppsTech, AfriLabs Foundation, and ActivSpaces), Dr. Solomon Assefa (IBM Research – Africa) and Wambui Kinya (Andela)

12:40 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Startup Battlefield Competition – Social Good
Judges: Bosun Tijani (Co-Creation Hub Nigeria), Yariv Cohen (Ignite Power, Kaenaat), Isis Nyong’o Madison (Apshalt Ink) and Shuonan Chen (Agile Venture Capital)

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM
Creative Industries: Digitizing Africa’s Creative Industries
In review with Obi Asika (Chairman of Dragon Africa), Graeme Cumming (MultiChoice), Blinky Bill (Just a Band) and Sam Mensa (Kisua) 

2:55 – 3:00 PM
Facebook Sessions: Introductory remarks
Ime Archibong (VP Platform Partnerships, Facebook)

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Facebook Session: The Startup Journey to Success 
Facebook’s Emeka Afigbo (Head of Middle East and Africa, Platform Partnerships) in review with Eric Thimba (CEO and co-Founder, MyMookh), Chijioke Dozi (CEO and co-Founder, Onefi) and Mark Essien (CEO and co-Founder, Hotels.NG)

3:45PM – 4:10 PM
Session to be announced

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM
BREAK

4:30 – 4:40 PM
Startup Battlefield Category Winners Announced

4:40 PM – 4:50 PM
Overall Startup Battlefield Winner Announced

As for a companies that will seem on stage, a names will be announced on Oct 11.

Startup Battlefield Africa starts during 9:00 AM EAT on Oct 11. The eventuality will be live-streamed on TechCrunch. Be certain to balance in.

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