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DEMO Africa 2018 applications are open for startups

For over 25 years DEMO has built an unmatched track record of selecting, promoting and commercializing some of the most game-changing products the world has ever seen.  This year DEMO Africa will be heading to Morocco from the 18th to 19th of October 2018.

About DEMO Africa
DEMO Africa is a launch pad for emerging technology and trends, attracting over 2000 people from around the globe to experience the finest African innovations. Selected new technology products are introduced to an audience of investors, technology buyers, corporate acquirers, strategic partners, global press and prolific bloggers. DEMO Africa is part of the global DEMO network. DEMO, originally the premier conference for companies from around the world to launch new products or technologies at North American events, has now established a powerful international network of launch events, in China, Singapore, Brazil and Africa. DEMO Africa continues this world-class pedigree of consistently identifying new bankable technology start-ups.

DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of Lions@frica, a public-private alliance aimed at enhancing and deepening the start-up and innovation ecosystems of targeted fast-growing African economies. Over the last six years, we have connected over 3,000 African start-ups to the global innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, helped create more than 2,000 high-paying jobs, and mentored more than 250 startup teams across the continent. Over 30 DEMO Africa winners have ventured on to Silicon Valley though the Lions@frica innovation tour to partake in deep knowledge exchanges and engage the global innovation ecosystem.

Application Criteria:

– Fully registered company.
– Talented team with a working and demonstrable product.
– Viable and scalable business model
– Ability to deliver product to market.

Virtual Training
Upon selection as one of the finalists, each startup founding team will go through a virtual  program to further review and refine their business models, query their product market fit and go to market strategies, and understand their competitive  positioning.
Credit: DEMO Africa

As a pre-cursor to the main event, the DEMO Africa  finalists are invited to participate in the Lions@frica bootcamp, a two-day workshop  to get them pitch ready and allow their founding teams to dive deeper into learning and extended knowledge resources in addition to the virtual training program.

​The program also includes introduction and access to a myriad of technology resources, speakers and sector specialists, investors, advisors and local innovation actors.

This year’s application round is now open for startups here before the deadline of 15th June 2018. Click here for more details.



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