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African startups: Apply to Startup Battlefield 200

Our global search continues, and today we urge early-stage startups from across Africa to apply for the Startup Battlefield 200 at Disrupt 2023. The application window closes on May 15 at 11:59 pm PDT.

Africa: The Startup Battlefield 200 wants your startups

SB 200 is the preeminent competition of the startup world and has a global reach. The inaugural cohort, which debuted last year at Disrupt 2022, included three impressive early-stage startups from two African nations.

Apply for Startup Battlefield 200 at TC Disrupt 2023

Startups from every African nation, TechCrunch wants you, and the application deadline is fast approaching! Don’t delay. Apply for Startup Battlefield 200 before May 15 at 11:59 pm PDT.

SB 200 membership has its privileges, the first of which is the coveted TechCrunch seal of approval. Then there’s the intense (and invaluable) interest from investors and the media. SB 200 founders also receive a host of free perks, benefits and opportunities.

interrupt access — including four bonus passes and VIP access to all presentations, sessions and roundtables.

Exclusive workshops and masterclasses — SB 200 founders will enjoy workshops in the weeks leading up to Disrupt. They also receive special presentation training from TechCrunch staff and a free year of TechCrunch+ membership.

Quick Release on Disrupt — That special training will come in handy when you enter the Showcase Stage and present in front of TechCrunch investors and editors. Receive invaluable feedback and who knows? It might even capture the interest of an investor.

Exhibit space on the show floor. — The SB 200 will be the only early-stage startups allowed to exhibit at Disrupt.

Saving the best for last — All SB 200 founders have the opportunity to compete for $100,000 in the Startup Battlefield pitch competition. TechCrunch editors will select 20 startups from the SB 200 to be Startup Battlefield Finalists. The founders of those 20 companies will appear on TechCrunch, receive private training, and then perform live on stage in front of the entire Disrupt audience. The ultimate winner takes home the cash prize of $100,000 with no equity and no strings attached and all the glory.

If you are not sure whether to apply, listen Inside Startup Battlefield, our four-part podcast that explains why the Startup Battlefield competition is still the best place to launch your product. You’ll get an inside look at the benefits you could reap if you’re selected.

Africa, show us your best innovative startups! If you want to launch into the world on a global stage, sign up for Startup Battlefield 200 by May 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. We want to see you this September in San Francisco!

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