Ghana’s Flippy Campus, a university news and info portal keeping students up to date on current campus happenings via its Flippy Campus channels has won itself a place at the DEMO Africa 2015 set to take place in Lagos this September.
Flippy Campus allows students to follow campus events from their halls and social groups including reminders for these events and was named as the most outstanding start-up in the just concluded DEMO Africa pre-pitch event in Accra beating 9 other teams that pitched at the Accra pre-pitch event.
According to David Sleek, Founder, Flippy Campus, “I am elated at this win and I look forward to learning more from other entrepreneurs and mentors at the DEMO Africa event in Lagos come September.”
Flippy Campus, has secured its space to launch its product at the DEMO Africa stage later in September and will also receive a ticket to Lagos and full accommodation. DEMO Africa is holding pre-screening events for feedback sessions across Africa in a bid to raise the standards of the technology products.
Recently, DEMO Africa extended applications to 30th June instead of the earlier 30th May deadline. 30 start-ups are expected to on the DEMO Africa stage.
Congratulating the winner, DEMO Africa’s Accra Event Director, Martin Obuya, expressed enthusiasm on the ability of entrepreneurs to create wealth in Africa using innovations. “What took place today is a clear demonstration of the great ability of entrepreneurs across Africa to create wealth from world class solutions which solve our own problems first, then the rest of the world”.
The DEMO Africa team, is scheduled to stop in Nairobi on 12th June, Cairo on 22nd June and Harare on 24th June for pre-screening of projects in East, North and West Africa.
Investors, IT Buyers and Consumers and Media are expected to congregated in Lagos , Nigeria on 24th and 25th September for the DEMO Africa event. To witness the unveiling of the technology product from Africa, register now.
Todd Holcombe, Senior lecturer at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), which has one of the leading acceleration programs in Africa echoed Martin’s sentiments adding that the rate of technology adoption in various sectors across Africa has risen significantly. “Africa has taken significant strides in securing its future through technology; it is very encouraging to see young people’s enthusiasm to shoulder this responsibility”.