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Tech startups in Nigeria: Join TechCabal’s Battlefield 2014, your chance to win 20,000 USD!

On Febuary 19th 2014, Nigerian tech blog Techcabal will host a showcase of Nigerian technology startups at the first edition of the Techcabal Battlefield. The VC4Africa community is one of the partners. APPLY HERE to get a chance to present your products and businesses to an audience of users, geeks and investors during the 2014 Edition of Social Media Week Lagos.

Registration ends on Wednesday, February 5th at midnight. Participants (startups in Nigeria) can win a star prize of $20,000, seven finalists get gifts and tons of publicity. And all finalists will also gain access to fundraising and mentorship opportunities on VC4Africa. 

First Prize: $20,000 + Gifts
Second Prize: $2,000 + Gifts
Third Prize: Gifts

Startups that can enter the Battlefield must meet the following criteria:
– Must not be older than 2 years
– Must have received less than $200,000 in funding
– Must have a substantial tech component which is live at the time of competition i.e. corporate website does not count {startups in beta will be allowed in special circumstances if there is a reasonable expectation that they will launch in less than 3 months from the competition}
– Must serve Nigerian customers/be based in Nigeria

-IMPORTANT: Registration ends on Wednesday, February the 5th at midnight. Intending startups should please submit their applications before the final day.


Startups begin their battlefield journey by applying to the Academy. After a rigorous selection process by a properly constituted committee of experts, seven startups will emerge. The deserving seven that make it past the committee will proceed to the academy. There, they will receive hands-on training from our group of professionals – the Faculty – in business, financials, technology and presentation skills. And they will need all of it, for what comes next.



On the 19th of February, the seven Faculty-honed startups will take to the field to present to the panel of judges – experienced entrepreneurs, consultants and financiers – and battle it out for the star prize. But they compete not just for glory — there will be press and investors in the audience looking for startups to invest in as well. Everything is at stake!


Registration ends on Wednesday, February 5th at midnight. Read all details hereREADY? APPLY NOW


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