The annual TechCrunch Startup Battlefield competition has selected seven promising Nigerian startups to compete among a pool of 200 early-stage startups from around the world for a coveted $100,000 equity-free prize.
Nigeria leads the representation from Africa with seven startups making the cut for this year’s competition. South Africa follows with three startups, while Kenya and Uganda each contribute two, and Tanzania and Ghana have one startup each. The selected startups will undergo intensive pitch training provided by TechCrunch experts and venture capitalists before presenting their ideas to potential investors during the three-day conference.
Here are the seven Nigerian startups set to participate in this year’s TechCrunch Startup Battlefield competition:
Famasi Africa operates as a pharmacy platform, connecting individuals and businesses with pharmacies. Through a user-friendly dashboard, customers can easily order, track, and refill medications. The platform also offers dedicated support to provide information on proper medication use and benefits.
Akowe employs blockchain technology to offer a comprehensive solution for digital issuance and verification of academic records. It enables educators and online training platforms to issue certificates in bulk, facilitates students’ credential verification, and assists employers in verifying potential hires’ qualifications.
Bus54 is a mobility technology company that aggregates intercity bus transportation services in Africa. Passengers can conveniently search, compare, book, and manage their bus journeys online. The platform benefits both passengers and transport operators, streamlining the entire process.
Flowmono is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that focuses on e-signing, storing, sharing documents, and digitizing processes. The platform’s applications span various sectors, including purchase requests, contract management, and more, helping businesses become more efficient and environmentally conscious.
Foris Labs is an edtech startup that introduces a gamified 3D virtual science laboratory, allowing students to conduct realistic science experiments in a virtual environment. The platform offers hands-on experiences to enhance science education.
Genesis360 leverages financial technology to provide accessible consumer credit for purchasing food. Their solution enables food retail stores to offer affordable payment options and accept repayments in installments, contributing to food security and financial inclusion.
Alusoft Technologies Ltd:
Alusoft is an edtech platform that offers a suite of products for educators, parents, and students. Their flagship product, EduPorch, facilitates educational information processing and management for schools, enhancing communication among stakeholders.
These startups will join a prestigious roster of past winners, including well-known companies like Dropbox, Trello, and Yammer, who emerged from the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield competition. The exposure and recognition from the event can catalyze growth and attract potential investors for these innovative Nigerian startups.