Welcome to Battlefield 2014

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On Febuary 21st 2014, Techcabal will host a showcase of Nigerian technology startups at the first edition of the Techcabal Battlefield. Startups will get the chance to present their products and businesses to an audience of users, geeks and investors during the 2014 Edition of Social Media Week Lagos. To the winning startup goes a cash prize of $10,000 $20,000, gifts and massive exposure online and in traditional mass media.

This is the competition you want to win! Startups, get ready for the Battlefield!

THE PRIZES

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

WHO CAN ENTER

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.

THE FACULTY

NOT EVERY STARTUP IS WORTHY TO ENTER THE BATTLEFIELD. FIRST, YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE IT INTO THE ACADEMY

Startups begin their battlefield journey by applying to the Academy. After a rigourous 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.

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Ojoma Ochai

British Council

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Tomi Davies

Lagos Angel Network

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Editi Effiong

Anakle

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Femi Taiwo

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THE JUDGES

CAN YOU SURVIVE THE BATTLEFIELD?

On the 19th of February, the seven Faculty-honed startups will take to the field to present to our 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!

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Jason Njoku

Iroko Partners

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Akin Oyebode

Stanbic IBTC

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Ayodeji Adewunmi

Jobberman

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Gbenga Sesan

PI Nigeria

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