DEMO Africa is back! Now in its seventh year, the event is set for 18th – 19th October in Morocco. Activities leading to the main event include mini-DEMO Africa events, also referred to as the Innovation Tour, in 12 African capital cities from June to July. Tour stops will be held in partnership with partner hubs and accelerators across the continent.
The second city on DEMO Africa Innovation tour – Southern Africa Edition will be Harare, Zimbabwe at Micah Foundation on the 20th June 2018 from 2.00pm. The tour aims to bring together startups and technology industry players to look at ways to turn innovations into business ventures. Entrepreneurs from Southern Africa will get a chance to pitch to a panel of highly placed individuals in the tech sector.
During the Innovation Tours, the DEMO Africa team and partners will engage with technology startups to share the DEMO Africa vision, coach and mentor interested startups, as well as share tools that can help them build and grow their businesses.
What’s in it for you, the Entrepreneur?
Access tools worth more than US$120,000 from Microsoft
Access infrastructure worth more than US$15,000 from AWS
Mentorship and coaching
Meet investors and buyers
Publicity for their startup
A chance to join a fully paid US Innovation Tour
Showcase product at the event
Thirty companies will be selected to launch their products at the main event in October. The 30 companies will also receive mentorship and will attend a 2-day Bootcamp in preparation for their launch and software and services worth more than US$150,000 each for the next three years. DEMO Africa entrepreneurs are equipped with the knowledge, mentorship, tools, connections, financing and supportive community that they need to survive and grow their businesses.
Have a look at the event info here.