2014 DEMO Africa Application Open!

2014 DEMO Africa Application Open!

Deadline: June 15, 2014

The application window for DEMO 2014 is open. Interested applicants are invited to apply. The best forty will have a chance to launch their products to an ecosystem of VCs, investors, tech acquisition specialists, IT buyers and media from across the region and around the globe.

DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries come to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed.

This year will present yet another chance for the best technology startups in Africa to be recognized and exposed to the world. In this connection, DEMO Africa is inviting start-ups who are ready to launch to submit their applications.

Launch categories for DEMO Africa 2014:

  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Communication
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Energy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Waste Management and Recycling

Benefits:

  • PR support and communications training with a public relations specialist
  • Demonstrator presentation review with a professional coach
  • Technical rehearsal with the DEMO Africa production team
  • On-stage rehearsal and feedback
  • On-site demonstration coach
  • Post-event promotion of launch video on DEMO Africa site

Eligibility:

To be eligible to launch on the DEMO Africa stage applicants MUST have a working product (Not an idea) ready for market and the product must:

  • Solve a commercial problem
  • Make an impact or change the marketplace into which it is introduced or create a new market
  • Have a business plan and a management team capable of delivering the product to market
  • Make its public debut at the DEMO Africa conference
  • Must be a registered company

Products that are not eligible include:

  • Products currently in public distribution, either as a launched product or as a highly publicized beta test;
  • Upgrades to an existing product;
  • Products entering an already saturated market category with little market differentiation;
  • Products that have been widely covered by technology and business media

Application process:

  • Applicants can apply online here.

For more information, click here.

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