Actually, today at midnight was the deadline. And it would be just as well. A cursory glance at the applications we’ve received so far tells me that if nothing at all, Battlefield will not be boring. And that is really understating how impressed we are with the quality and calibre of entries. 

As it stands right now, we could just close things down and move on to the next stage. But yesterday I was on radio with Nigeria Info’s Tolu Adeleru, speaking to an entirely different audience than I am used to about Battlefield and tech startups in Nigeria, and we thought it made sense to move the final deadline by a couple days, so we can reach more people with this message — 
Technology is the future, and Nigeria’s startup entrepreneurs are creating it now.

So the new deadline for TechCabal Battlefield entries is Friday, the 7th of February. The final countdown begins now, along with a more concerted media push from our end. At midnight on Friday, the application form will go down, and the review will begin. On Monday, we will announce the seven finalists that will go on into the Battlefield Academy and begin the journey to compete for $20,000.

We hope this is good news for the chronic procrastinators who were planning on breaking our servers with last minute entries. Do not treat this as a further invitation to procrastinate. Apply now.

Also, if you know any startups that deserve to win $20k, or at the very least get their name and brand out there to their audience and potential investors, do them a favour and share.

We can’t thank sponsors enough — Stanbic IBTC, iROKING, Jobberman, Konga, Etisalat and Capital Square — for making TechCabal Battlefield possible. And also much love to our awesome media partners for helping us take this farther than we could ever have.

We’ll see you all on Monday.

Bankole Oluwafemi Author

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