DEMO AFRICA

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    • DEMO About Us
    • LIONS Partners
    • Real startups are being created in Africa
    • Africa has about 15% of the world's population
    • DEMO Africa Alumni have raised over US$ 8 million in just a year

     

     

    DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed.

    With real startups being created in Africa to develop real-world solutions, worthy of investment and global attention, The U.S. Department of State, in collaboration with Microsoft, DEMO, USAID, and Startup Weekend,  launched the Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) Partnership. This was In recognition of Africa’s economic emergence.The public-private alliance is aimed at enhancing and deepening the startup and innovation ecosystems of targeted fast- growing African economies.

    We invest in technological innovation because we understand the benefits of a vibrant technology ecosystem to a country. As Africa’s population becomes increasingly educated and affluent, the global business community is looking to capitalize on this increase in human and financial resources. There appears to be a new optimism for future economic prospects for Africa and hence a fresh interest in the technology sector, as highlighted by Intel Capital’s recent move: The potential for growth in the technology value chain is material, given that Africa has about 15% of the world’s population, but only about 2% personal computer users.

    DEMO Africa allows start-ups from all over Africa to meet VCs, investors, tech acquisition specialists, IT buyers and media from across the region and around the globe. The Start-ups are given an opportunity to launch their products to a tech eco-system under the following categories

    Agriculture

    Health

    Education

    Manufacturing

    Retail

    Media and Entertainment

    Communication

    Transport and Logistics

    Energy

    Finance and Banking

    Water and Sanitation

    Waste Management and Recycling

      

    In just two years of running, the DEMO African alumni have generated over $8 million  in either investment, business or partnerships from the unique mix of positioning, opportunity (networking, fundraising), training and exposure that our launch pad offers.

    This has been a real motivation and we are proud to participate in pushing technology in Africa to greater heights.

     

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    For General Information and Partnerships

    HARRY HARE

    Executive Producer, DEMO Africa

    Office:+254 20 4041646

    Mobile:+254 725 650044

    Email: harry.hare@demo-africa.com

    For Sponsorships and partnerships:

    MBUGUA NJIHIA

    Event Director

    Office:+254 20 4041646

    Mobile:+254 668709

    Email: mbugua@demo-africa.com

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  • Demo Highlights

    400

    The number of attendees to DEMO Africa 2013

  • Demo Highlights

    US$10m

    Estimated investment and business value in DEMO Africa Startups

  • Demo Highlights

    6

    The number of minutes a demonstrator has to launch a product

  • Demo Highlights

    40

    The number of products to be launched at DEMO Africa

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