Digital startups from across the continent have been called on to enter the 2017 edition of the DEMO Africa, before 31 August 2017. Demo Africa is Africa’s premier launch pad for emerging technologies that provide technology entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet with potential investors and technology buyers.
The Gauteng Province in South Africa is the host for DEMO Africa 2017 that will take place on from 23 – 24 November 2017 at the Birchwood Hotel and Convention Centre. This is the second year that South Africa’s largest economic province, which is also the technology hub for Africa, is hosting the event.
“We are very excited to be working with the Gauteng Province to show case Africa’s best technology entrepreneurs and provide them an opportunity to launch and pitch their products and services,” says Harry Hare, Executive Director, and Producer at DEMO Africa.
DEMO Africa has launched more than 180 startups in the last five years who have raised more than $54 million in investment and business deals. Some of the notable startups to launch at DEMO Africa include GoMetro, GMaven, Eduze, SpacePointe, Zuvaa, Shop Soko, Lipisha, Eneza Education, Eventus, Traffic Bytes and Vivifi.
Every startup has 6 minutes to pitch. Once taken in, the program includes an 8-week mentorship program and access to tools and services from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
For companies to be eligible for participation at DEMO Africa, they must:
• Have a working product
• Have an innovative solution to a difficult problem
• Have a team to execute the solution
• Have potential to scale and
• Be investor ready.
Applications can be done through Venture Africa portal at www.venture-africa.com by 31 August 2017.
The entry categories include health, education, agriculture, commerce, hospitality, manufacturing, entertainment, energy, and logistics. 30 companies will be selected to launch their products at the main event in September 2017.
Thereafter, the selection and announcement of the final startups to launch at DEMO Africa will be made in mid-September.
Source: Demo Africa