After meeting startups in Accra Ghana, the DEMO Africa team is set to have a pre-pitch event on 12th June at the PAWA254 studio with a selected panel of hand-picked technology industry players as judges.
The most outstanding on these start-ups will get a direct nomination to DEMO Africa with ticket and accommodation fully paid for. Start-up teams from East Africa can now register to interact with the DEMO Africa team in Nairobi.
Nairobi will play as the host to all East Africa startups. Last year, Nairobi sent five start-up teams to DEMO Africa coming third after Nigeria and Ghana. Some of the Nairobi based DEMO Africa alumni have taken great strides in fund raising and acquisition deal. Recently, Weza Tele, a DEMO Africa alumni, was acquired at $1.7m by AFB.
DEMO Africa’s executive producer Harry Hare said, “Meeting various players gives us a better understanding of the start-up needs which in turn enables us to enrich the DEMO Africa platform with various lessons and experiences drawn.”
The team is also scheduled to make other stops in Cairo and Harare in the month of June. Start-up application for DEMO Africa is still ongoing following an extension of the deadline to June 30th 2015. Applications are being accepted on https://vc4africa.biz/demo-africa/demo-africa-2015/ in the 12 application categories which include: Agriculture, Health, Education, Manufacturing and Retail. Others are Media and entertainment, Communication, Transport and Logistics, Energy, Finance and Banking, Water and Sanitation, Waste Management and recycling.