TechCrunch, arguably the biggest tech site globally, will be coming to Lagos this July. The purpose is to scout for local early-stage startups that could potentially participate at TechCrunch Disrupt, San Franciso in September.
According to the local event organiser, Toks Ogun, the 'Meetup and Pitch-Off' event will take shape in 2 components:
- A startup tour so TechCrunch delegates can get a feel of local startups in Nigeria
- A Pitch Competition for startups who haven't received funding or have raised moderate funding
In the end, only 3 startups will be shortlisted. First place will receive a table in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September. Second place will receive two general admission tickets to Disrupt, and third place will receive one general admission ticket.