DEMO Africa 2018 will be held in Morocco and will see the top 30 start-ups launch their products in front of investors, technology buyers, mentors and the media according to our sources at DEMO Africa Secretariat.
Founded in 2012, DEMO Africa allows selected startups to pitch to a diverse set of people from around the globe from the PE industry, venture capitalists, angel investors, technology buyers, corporate acquirers, strategic partners, global press and prolific bloggers. DEMO Africa is part of the global DEMO network which has over 25 years unmatched track record of selecting, coaching, promoting and helping commercialize top startups in the world.
DEMO Africa sets itself apart on its track record of success, coaching and mentorship opportunities, turnkey services and exposure to the entire tech ecosystem of VCs, investors, IT buyers and the global tech press making it the premier launch option with more than $150k worth of software and tools for each selected startup.
Morocco will host the 2018 and 2019 DEMO Africa pitches while South Africa held the 2016 and 2017. Nigeria hosted the 2015 and 2016 while Kenya has hosted several DEMO Africa events including DEMO Africa 2014, 2013 and in 2012 when it was founded.
DEMO Africa has launched 185 startups in the last 5 years raising over US$54m in investments and billings. Over 50 DEMO alumni launch companies have been acquired by tech giants including Adobe, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Symantec, Viacom and Yahoo!