Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske to speak at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

TechCrunch next Startup Battlefield in Africa is undeniably to be held in Lagos on the 11th of December. The battlefield Africa is expected to feature high-powered industry leaders such as Omobola Johnson and Lexi Novitske — two big names in Africa’s startup and VC scene.

It might interest you to know that Johnson was Nigeria’s former Minister of Communications Technology and currently a senior partner at TLcom Capital (which invested into Andela and Terragon Group); while Novitske, is the principal investment officer for Singularity Investments (which has led investments into Sliide Airtime, Paystack and Asoko Insights), where she is responsible for managing investments in the firm’s Africa portfolio. Both speakers would bring their direct knowledge about investing Silicon Valley money into the local ecosystem.

Furthermore, the event will feature keynotes and panel discussions that would explore the best tech in Africa and how the technology investment landscapes is changing. Also, the hottest startups from across the Sub-Saharan Africa region will be competing in front of a live audience and top judges to be crowned the continent’s best startup.

The winning startup’s founders will be awarded $25,000 in cash plus a trip for two to compete in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt in 2019.

Last year, Kenya’s Lori Systems, which built a logistics platform that is revolutionizing the cargo-transport value chain in Africa, emerged winner of the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa.