DEMO Africa, is set to be held on 23-24 November 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa for the third time in a row and as well extended the startup application window to end of August 2017, giving startups more time to refine their applications and those who were time barred can now look forward to finalizing their applications.

Already 800 applications have been received through the online application portal and 12 startups have been short-listed for the direct nomination through the Innovation Tours.

Harry Hare, DEMO Africa, Executive Producer and Director said, “The new dates give everyone a little time to plan effectively and we are confident of a highly successful event topping that of last year.”

Last year the event attracted over 600 participants among them investors, CEO’S, media and policy makers from across Africa. “The drive now is to make sure that we recruit the best of African startups to showcase at DEMO Africa and bring investors from as many countries as possible.

“We are excited to work with the DEMO Africa team again this year to bring African Entrepreneurship and Innovation to the fore here in Johannesburg”, said Shaun Govender, the CEO, at The Business Place who are the local partners for DEMO Africa.  Shaun adds that last year’s event was an eye opener for us on the quality of the innovation and creativity of entrepreneurs from the entire continent, we are now aligned and making all necessary arrangements to make sure we have another successful event this year” he concluded.

Startups can continue to apply through the DEMO Africa website until August 31st.