This year the third edition of annual DEMO Africa will be held between 22nd and 26th September 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria. The series of events will be hosted in collaboration with the Nigeria Federal Ministry of ICT, the [email protected] Partnership, VC4Africa, and Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
.It will be kick started by the DEMO Africa BoomCamp for the invited start-ups and a strategic meeting of the [email protected] partners, and will culminate with a two-day DEMO Africa stage event.
DEMO Africa is inviting start-ups who are ready to launch to submit their applications between 15th March and 15th June 2014.The applications will be subjected to a panel of judges comprising of key players in the ICT sector in July, 2014 who are expected to settle on the best forty based on their ability to link creativity, innovation and effectiveness. The teams with the most compelling products and business models will then be given a chance to launch their products to an ecosystem of investors, IT buyers and the global IT press.
This year, the entry categories have been revised to include Health, Education, Agriculture, Commerce, Leisure and Hospitality and Manufacturing. This was found to be more inclusive and is expected to provide better fit and competitiveness among the participants.
According to The DEMO Africa Executive Producer, Harry Hare.
“The teams will receive professional training and mentoring on demonstration and presentation, as well as support on their technical set-up from our production team. These start-ups also stand to benefit from PR support and the promotion of the launch video during the event and beyond.”
Further information and terms and conditions for application is available on http://www.demo-africa.com
The DEMO Africa 2014 outreach program will include the DEMO innovation Tours which will take place between April and May 2014 and DEMO Africa Investor Roundtable which will take place in the months of July and August.