Harare’s Road rules, a provisional driver’s license test App has secured a slot on the DEMO Africa stage 2015 as the most outstanding product from among the seven that pitched at the DEMO Africa pre-pitch event hosted in collaboration with the Hypercube hub in Harare.
The start-up joins two other teams that will pitch during the main demo Africa event in lagos. The event brought together start-ups from across South Africa, with key industry players including Jabu Mpofu, Samuelle Dimairho, Munya Chiura and Mbugua Njihia making up the selection panel.
Speaking on their win, Chikosi Tawanda, founder and CEO Road Rules said that he is excited about having a chance to pitch on the DEMO Africa platform “I believe that getting a chance to pitch on the DEMO Africa stage will expose us to opportunities that we initially just dreamed of.”
One of the panelist Mbugua Njihia expressed enthusiasm on the quality of technology products that are emerging across Africa. According to Mr. Njihia, the level of creativity in Africa is able to produce world class products that can easily be scaled. Also, the other panelists highlighted on the possibility of African entrepreneurs ensuring that Africa’s economy gets a comfortable ride on home-made technology solutions in the near future.
Road Rules joins Shield Finance (Kenya) and Flippy Campus (Ghana) on the list of start-up that will pitch during the main demo Africa event in Lagos with accommodation and ticket fully catered for. The last pre-screening event is scheduled for Sunday 28th June in Cairo, Egypt. DEMO Africa’s pre-screening activities and feedback sessions are aimed at raising the standards of the technology products that are produced by start-ups across Africa to ensure that the confidence of various investors is secured.
This is the last week before the expiration of the application deadline. Start-up application for DEMO Africa is still ongoing to close on 30th June. The adjudication of the submitted project will run through the month of July where a jury of 12 persons is expected to deliver a list of 30 start-ups that will pitch on the DEMO Africa stage.
Investors, IT Buyers and Consumers and Media are expected to congregate in Lagos, Nigeria on 24th and 25th September for the DEMO Africa event. To witness the unveiling of the technology product from Africa, book your seat now.