Techcrunch is enrolling some of the best startup organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa to compete to win $25,000 USD in cash. Techcrunch is hosting the competition in Nairobi on October 11, 2017. Facebook is sponsoring and live streaming TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017. Techcrunch reports that venture capitalists are taking note of the region since Lagos’ online marketplace, Jumia, was valued at over $1 billion last year; it is now a unicorn. Winners will also be awarded travel accommodations to San Francisco so that they could compete in the Battlefield at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF 2018. The winners of the competition will not have to relinquish any equity to receive the $25K USD cash prize.