The pan-African startup competition launched in 2012 on a mission to showcase the continent’s talent while providing opportunities for both investors and tech entrepreneurs.
Hailing from all over the continent, finalists is said to have gone through a rigorous screening processes with the final vetting and adjudication done by a pan-African panel of judges comprised of entrepreneurs, VCs and academia.
According to Miguel Heilbron from VC4Africa — which is a partner of the event — DEMO Africa has received around 650 applications this year.
A wide variety of industries have been identified: agriculture, health, education, manufacturing, retail, media and entertainment, communication, transport and logistics, energy, finance and banking, water and sanitation, and waste management and recycling
Nine of the selected startups hail from Nigeria, seven from Kenya and three from South Africa.
You can book tickets for the DEMO Africa event, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria from 24 to 25 September. Investors and VIPs can click here for more information.
The startups are as follows: