Saisai, one of the Zimbabwean startups that pitched and won an award at DEMO Africa.
Some good news for local startups looking for exposure and the opportunity to secure investors – DEMO Africa 2017 is now open for applications with Zimbabwe set to take part on the buildup to the conference.
DEMO Africa 2017 is the latest edition of an African startup conference which has become one of the largest launchpads for the continent’s new businesses.
It brings together various African startups selected from a host of entries submitted months before the conference. these startups pitch their ideas to several potential investors and business partners. There’s also a selection of the most innovative ideas which receive incubation and support.
This year’s edition of the annual event (it’s the 6th edition) is set to be held in Johannesburg South Africa between the 6th and 7th of September.
Zimbabwe, which has had startups representing the country in past DEMO Africa events will be one of the stopovers for the DEMO Africa Innovation Tour along with Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa.
The Innovation Tour is a mini DEMO Africa event where startups from that country will be invited to pitch to a panel of judges. Shortlisted startups at the event will then proceed to the main DEMO Africa in South Africa.
The event will be held on the 20th of March at Moto Republik – a hub based in Harare.
How do I take part in DEMO Africa 2017?
If you have a startup business in any of the entry categories that include Health, Education, Agriculture, Commerce, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Transport and Logistics, Energy, Finance and Banking, Water and Sanitation as well Waste Management and Recycling you can signup to take part in the event scheduled for the 20th of March 2017.
Fill out the entry form that’s available by clicking the link below