DEMO Africa search begins

DEMO Africa Launch Opportunity!

Originating in the USA, DEMO is the premiere media and financing industries’ showcase for start-ups. Over the past five years, 50 companies launched at DEMO have been acquired by tech giants such as Adobe, Cisco, HP, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Symantec, Viacom, and Yahoo! DEMO-launched companies have raised over US$4.5 billion since their debut.

Following the successful US format, between October 24th and 26th, the first DEMO Africa conference will showcase 40 selected African ventures in front of motivated investors, strategic partners, 100 members of the global media and bloggers, industry influencers, and senior IT buyers. The conference is designed to maximize press engagement and coverage for your proposition.

Apply to Launch and even if your application is not selected, DEMO Africa offers two other ways to take advantage of the program:

  • If your application is still in development, the AlphaPitch program could offer you 90 seconds to pitch your idea or business plan to the DEMO Africa community.
  • If your application is already launched, apply to the DEMO Africa Showcase where your product and company could be featured in the DEMO Africa Pavilion.
mLab in partnership with the platinum sponsor Nokia and the DEMO Africa team will be hosting 2 DEMO pitch days in South Africa as part of the DEMO Africa roadshow. To apply to pitch your product in Cape Town or Johannesburg please contact us by 31 July with a short description and motivation for pitching to DEMO Africa. Exact dates will be announced to successful applicants.
Apply to Pitch in Johannesburg or Cape Town email with subject “DEMO Pitch” before 31 July 2012.

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