Application Deadline: June 15th 2018
For over 25 years DEMO has built an unmatched track record of selecting, promoting and commercializing some of the most game-changing products the world has ever seen. 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.
Over 30 DEMO Africa winners have ventured on to Silicon Valley though the Lions@frica innovation tour to partake in deep knowledge exchanges and engage the global innovation ecosystem.
The DEMO Format
Pan African City Tours
Startup recruitment with ecosystem partners across select cities.
Expert Adjudication and Feedback
Virtual adjudication of startup applications to select finalists. Expert panels at the finale.
Startup Training and Mentorship
Boot camps, workshops and venture creation support activities
– Fully registered company.
– Talented team with a working and demonstrable product.
– Viable and scalable business model
– Ability to deliver product to market.
THE STARTUP BOOTCAMP
As a pre-cursor to the main event, the DEMO Africa finalists are invited to participate in the Lions@frica bootcamp, a two-day workshop to get them pitch ready and allow their founding teams to dive deeper into learnings and extended knowledge resources in addition to the virtual training program.
The program also includes introduction and access to a myriad of technology resources, speakers and sector specialists, investors, advisors and local innovation actors.
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