By Mike Butcher
TechCrunch will soon be returning to Africa to hold its Startup Battlefield competition dedicated to the African continent.
The event, in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 11, will showcase the launch of 15 of the hottest startups in Africa onstage for the first time. We’ll also be joined by some of the leading investment firms in the region. The event is now sold out, but keep your eyes on TechCrunch for video of all the panels and the Battlefield competition.
Here are just some of the investors and founders who will be judging the startups competing for US$25,000.
Olugbenga Agboola, Flutterwave
Olugbenga Agboola is the CEO of Flutterwave, a payments technology company headquartered in San Francisco with operations and offices across Africa and Europe. Prior to co-founding Flutterwave, Olugbenga contributed to the development of fintech solutions at several tech companies and financial institutions such as PayPal and Standard Bank, among others. He is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits under his belt. He is a software engineer with a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Security and Behavioral Engineering, as well as an MBA.
Barbara Iyayi, Element
Barbara Iyayi is the chief growth officer and managing director of Africa for Element, which …read more
Source: Tech Crunch