June 28, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

First Round of DEMO Africa 2016 Adjudication Identifies 131 Startups

Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

DEMO Africa, one of the leading platforms for pitch for startups emanating from across the African continent, has kicked off its 2016 campaign. The first adjudication round has identified a total of 131 startups from both within the continent and outside.

DEMO Africa 2016 Applications per Country

There were over 723 applications received for the DEMO Africa 2016, out of which met the threshold set by the judges. This year’s applications were from 46 countries, up from 26 countries received in 2015, with Nigeria leading with some 217 application, followed by Kenya 154 and South Africa 104.

Other countries were Uganda (23), Cameroon (17), Ghana (16), Zimbabwe (14), Egypt (12), Tanzania (12), Ivory Coast (8), Ethiopia (7), Rwanda (6) and Zambia (6). There were also submissions from Africans in the diaspora, with those in the United States sending 15 applications, and 4 more from Belgium.

Non-African Entrepreneurs selected

The event is not an all-Africans event, as there were also application from countries outside Africa including, Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Netherlands, United Arab Emirate and South Korea.

Harry Hare, the Executive Director of DEMO Africa, has this to say: “We are very excited …read more

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