Sixteen African startups have been chosen to participate in the 2023 class of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200. These startups come from various sectors including Cleantech, SaaS, Fintech, HealthTech, AI/Machine Learning, Security, and Privacy. The selected startups are based in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa.
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 200 is an exclusive program that offers early-stage startups the opportunity to pitch at the annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference. The participants receive training, access to masterclasses, private receptions, communities, and investor interactions. The startups also get free tickets to the Disrupt conference, a demo booth, and a chance to compete for a $100,000 equity-free prize and the Disrupt Cup.
This year's event is scheduled for September 19 to 21. The selection process involved thousands of applications from around the world, with the chosen startups reflecting trends in AI, biotech, healthcare, climate tech, and fintech. The startups cover a wide range of services, from education technology and e-waste collection to cloud accounting and privacy-preserving data collaboration. These African startups are expected to showcase their innovations, seek funding, and engage in mentorship opportunities during the event.
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