The application window to launch at DEMO Africa 2017 has been extended to 31 August 2017 as the much anticipated two-day event is set to take place from 23 to 24 November 2017.
DEMO Africa is one of Afrika's largest technology startup launch events and the 2017 event will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“DEMO Africa is an inclusive event and this year, we received requests from several stakeholders and partners from the host country to move the event forward to allow for better engagement and alignment,” said Harry Hare, Executive Producer and Director at DEMO Africa.
Already 800 startup applications have been received through the online application portal and 12 startups have been short-listed for the direct nomination through the Innovation Tours.
“The new dates give everyone a little time to plan effectively and we are confident of a highly successful event topping that of last year,” added Hare.
Over 600 participants participated in DEMO Africa 2016. These included investors, CEO’S, media and policy makers from across Afrika.
“The drive now is to make sure that we recruit the best of African startups to showcase at DEMO Africa and bring investors from as many countries as possible. Last year, the dedicated deal zones and showcase pods were a buzz of activity.” said Mbugua Njihia, Event Director at DEMO Africa.
Afrikan startups can continue to apply through the DEMO Africa website until 31 August 2017.