Demo Africa 2018

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  • Start date

    October 18, 2018

  • End date

    October 19, 2018

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DEMO Africa is the launch pad for African technology and trends, attracting a global audience of over 2,000 people to experience the finest African innovations as they venture into the markets. Selected startups are introduced to an audience of investors, corporate acquirers, strategic partners and global media practitioners.

The 2018 edition of DEMO Africa will comprise of the following elements:

The DEMO Main Stage – Over 2 days of engagement, all of the 30 startup finalists will get six minutes to pitch and demonstrate their products to the general audience and an expert panel of judges for feedback and queries. The DEMO Pit – Event attendees, technology buyers and the media will get an opportunity to meet the DEMO Africa startups at their individual booths which will be located at the DEMO Pit.The Ecosystem Enabler Series – Through a combination of keynotes, panels and fireside chats, the Ecosystem Enabler Series will enable productive dialogue between industry leaders and innovation actors about the future of the African technology ecosystem.The Investor Round-table - In partnership with the African Business Angels Network we will convene an Investor Round-table to evaluate the current African investment and venture creation landscape and share best practices.Workshops and Masterclasses – Hosting a number of workshops and masterclasses across the venture creation value chain.The LIONS@frica Innovation Awards – Five (5) Startups will be chosen as winners of the DEMO Africa and will proceed to Silicon Valley, California for the Lions Innovation Tour.

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