June 19th 2015
DEMO Africa Team Set to Meet Start-ups in Harare, Zimbabwe
The DEMO Africa team is set to land in Harare on June 24th to meet start-ups and interact with technology eco-system in the South of Africa. The pre-pitch event which will go down at the Hypercube Hub will see start-ups receive feedback on their projects and stand a chance to pitch to a panel of hand-picked technology industry players. The most outstanding on these start-ups will get a direct nomination to DEMO Africa with ticket and accommodation fully paid for. Start-up teams can now register to interact with the DEMO Africa team in Harare.
Commenting on this announcement, Rinesh Desai, Director at Hypercube Hub, said that he is excited about hosting the pre-pitch event. “Interacting with various entrepreneurs provides an amazing platform to unmask the gaps challenging the growth of entrepreneurship and this way various players are able to chat on various interventions and how best to put them in place.” Desai added.
The DEMO Africa team has already made stops at Accra and Nairobi where Flippy Campus and Shield Finance secured their place on the DEMO Africa’s list of final thirty. Start-up application for DEMO Africa is still ongoing following an extension of the deadline to June 30th 2015. Applications are being accepted on https://vc4africa.biz/demo-africa/demo-africa-2015/ in the 12 application categories which include: Agriculture, Health, Education, Manufacturing and Retail. Others are Media and entertainment, Communication, Transport and Logistics, Energy, Finance and Banking, Water and Sanitation, Waste Management and recycling.
DEMO Africa 2015 edition is scheduled to take place between 21st and 25th of September at the Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. Delegate registration is already open and those wishing to attend can now register.
This year’s event is being organized in collaboration with the LIONS@FRICA partners (which include Microsoft, Nokia, US State Department, DEMO, USAID, African Development Bank, VC4Africa among others) and Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies.
See http://www.demo-africa.com/ for more information regarding DEMO Africa 2015