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Apply for moonshot battlefield ( #2.5m grant)

Are you prepared to showcase your innovation on the TC Battlefield™️?

TC Battlefield, a leading startup competition by TechCabal, partners with Kwakol to spotlight local startups and their innovations to a global audience and esteemed panel of judges for potential business funding.

The main goal of TC Battlefield is to create an ecosystem that nurtures creativity, encourages innovation, and provides valuable networking opportunities for tech startups. This event connects startups with potential investors, industry experts, and experienced mentors.

Winners have the chance to secure a grand prize ranging from ₦2.5 million to ₦1.5 million and gain international recognition to boost their startup’s visibility.

Join us in celebrating the champions of innovation and entrepreneurship who will shape Africa’s technological future.

About Our Sponsors: Kwakol is a rapidly growing tech company dedicated to deploying resources and ideas to develop innovative products and tools that empower individuals in their financial pursuits.

Kwakol is committed to helping clients and individuals achieve their financial goals through cutting-edge technological products.

Learn more about Kwakol.

Prizes: First Prize 🥇

  • ₦2.5 Million

Second Prize 🥈

  • ₦1.5 Million

Eligibility Criteria: To participate in TC Battlefield, startups must meet the following criteria:

  • The startup must be registered in an African country and serve customers in Africa.
  • The startup must have received less than $2 million in funding.
  • The startup must have a significant and functional tech component at the time of the competition (corporate websites are not considered the primary tech component).
  • The startup must be fully operational and in existence for 6 months to 3 years.
  • Startups in the beta phase will be considered in special circumstances if they are expected to officially launch within three months from the competition date.
  • The startup must have at least 6 months of recurring revenue.


  1. Complete an online application on the website.
  2. Submit a pitch deck.
  3. A 3-minute video pitch is optional but can help your startup stand out.
  4. The TechCabal team and the Faculty will review all entries and select the best startups from the pool.
  5. Each finalist startup will present their businesses and applications to a live audience and a panel of esteemed judges during the conference on Wednesday, October 11.
  6. Winners and runners-up will be announced on Thursday, October 12.


  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 – Applications open
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Application closes
  • Friday, October 6, 2023 – Shortlisted startup announcement
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023 – Finalist announcement
  • Thursday, October 12, 2023 – Winners announcement

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is the application free?
    • Yes, the application is free. Simply register on the website and provide all the required information.
  2. Where is TC Battlefield happening?
    • The competition is taking place at the Moonshot 2023 conference on October 11 and 12.
  3. Is the application limited to a specific sector?
    • No, startups from any industry can apply. Just explain how your product leverages technology to solve a problem.
  4. Do I need a ticket to attend the pitch competition?
    • Founders who applied for the competition receive an automatic free pass. Others need to purchase tickets.
  5. What are the prizes to be won from the competition?
    • Three winners have the chance to win cash prizes ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 and gain global recognition.
  6. Can startups from other countries apply?
    • Currently, we are only accepting applications from startups that serve Nigerian customers. However, individuals from other countries can participate in the conference by purchasing a ticket.
  7. Will the audience be allowed to vote for their preferred candidate?
    • While winner selection is primarily decided by the judges, the audience can share their thoughts during the semi-finals and grand finale on social media using the hashtag #MoonshotByTechCabal. Your social media vote will contribute to 10% of the final score.


To apply , CLICK HERE

For any inquiries, feel free to contact us at tcinsights@bigcabal.com.

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