Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is entrance shortly to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are abounding startup communities outward of apparent hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, though they don’t always get a support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a critical page from a playbook, a Startup Battlefield competition, and staged a eventuality in Nairobi, Kenya to find a best early theatre startup in Sub-Saharan Africa, and also to Sydney, Australia, to find a same for Australia and New Zealand. Both were successes, interjection to gifted founders and a tough roving TechCrunch team. And now we’re gratified to announce that we’re stepping adult a joining to rising ecosystems.

TechCrunch is once again teaming adult with Facebook, a partner for final year’s Nairobi event, to move a Startup Battlefield to 3 critical cities representing regions with vital, rising startup communities. In Beirut, TechCrunch’s editors will essay to find a best early theatre startup in a Middle East and North Africa. In São Paulo, a hunt is for a best in Latin America. And in Lagos, Nigeria, TechCrunch will once again find a tip startup in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Early theatre startups are acquire to apply. We will select 15 companies in any segment to compete, and we will yield transport support for a finalists to strech a horde city. The finalists will also accept complete coaching from TechCrunch’s editors to file their pitches to a razor’s corner before they take a theatre in front of tip try capitalists from a segment and around a world. Winners will accept $25,000 and a outing for dual to a subsequent TechCrunch Disrupt event, where they can vaunt giveaway of charge, and, if qualified, have a possibility to be comparison to attend in a Startup Battlefield foe compared with that Disrupt. In a universe of founders, a Startup Battlefield finalists are an elite; a some-more than 750 Startup Battlefield alums have lifted over $8 billion and constructed 100+ exits to date.

What are a dates? They will be finalized shortly though Beirut is on lane for early October, São Paulo for early November, and Lagos in early December.  In a meantime, founders fervent start an focus for one of these Startup Battlefields might do so 
by visiting apply.techcrunch.com . Look for some-more sum subsequent week.

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