African Startups: Apply to Startup Battlefield 200

Our global quest continues, and today we are urging early stage startups across Africa to do so sign up for the Startup Battlefield 200 at Disrupt 2023. The signup window will close at 11:59 PM PDT on May 15.

Africa: The Startup Battlefield 200 wants your startups

SB 200 is the preeminent competition in 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 countries.

Apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 on TC Disrupt 2023

Startups from all African countries, wants you – and the application deadline is fast approaching! Do not wait any longer. Register for the Startup Battlefield 200 before May 15 at 11:59 PM PDT.

The SB 200 membership comes with its privileges, the first of which is the coveted seal of approval. Then there’s the intense (and invaluable) interest from investors and media. SB 200 founders also receive a plethora of complimentary perks, benefits, and opportunities.

Access Disrupt — includes four extra passes and VIP access to all presentations, breakouts and roundtables.

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

Flash pitch at Disrupt — That special training will come in handy as you enter the Showcase Stage and pitch to investors and editors. Receive valuable feedback and – who knows? You may even pique an investor’s interest.

Exhibition space on the exhibition floor — The SB 200 are the only fledgling startups allowed to exhibit at Disrupt.

Save the best for last — All SB 200 founders have a chance to compete for $100,000 in the Startup Battlefield pitch competition. editors will select 20 startups from the SB 200 as Startup Battlefield finalists. Founders of those 20 companies will be featured on, receive personal pitch coaching, and then pitch live on stage to the entire Disrupt audience. The eventual winner will take home the $100,000 equity-free, no strings attached prize money and all the glory.

If you are about to apply, listen to Inside Startup Battlefield, our four-part podcast explaining why the Startup Battlefield competition remains the best place for you to launch your product. You get an insider’s view of the benefits you can get if you are selected.

Africa, show us your best pioneering startups! If you want to launch the world on a global stage, apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 before May 15 at 11:59 PM PDT. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in September!

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