Demo Africa to hold mini events in search for startups

The sixth edition of technology startup event Demo Africa will take place on 6 – 7 September in Johannesburg, South Africa. Those wanting to showcase their startups have until 30 April to apply.

Apart from the main event, the organisation will host mini-Demo Africa events in 14 cities around the continent from February to May.

These smaller events will allow startups from the health, education, agriculture, commerce, hospitality, manufacturing, entertainment, energy, and logistics sectors to compete for a chance to launch their company at the main Demo Africa event.

“We will be covering all the four corners of the continent and we have increased the number of countries that we will visit this year,” says projects director at DEMO Africa, Eng. Martin Obuya, in a press relase to Ventureburn.

“There has been a lot of innovation and entrepreneurship activities in these new countries and we hope to catalyse the ecosystems there in line with our mission.”

Only 30 startups will be selected to launch, however, they will receive mentorship and software services worth more than US$15 000, and attend a two-day bootcamp in preparation.

“This is a very good opportunity for startups to take advantage of the partner network created by DEMO Africa and its partners through the LIONS@FRICA partnership to create linkages and networks that can help grow their businesses,” added event director for DEMO Africa, Mbugua Njihia.

Those wanting to apply can do so through the Demo Africa website.



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