DEMO Africa just announced that the application process for 2015 is now open and as such African entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. The application deadline will be at the end of May. Unlike last year, only 30 startups will be chosen as against the 40 in the previous times making this very competitive and interesting. The application process is being hosted by DEMO Africa’s partner, VC4Africa. The event is set to be held from 24th-25th September, 2015 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
In order to qualify for this year’s application process, startups must ensure that their products are impactful, have a clear business plan and team capable of delivering the product/s, ready for launch and the business must be legally registered.
The 12 application categories include: Agriculture, Health, Education, Manufacturing and Retail,Media and Entertainment, Communication, Transport and Logistics, Energy, Finance and Banking, Water and Sanitation, Waste Management and Recycling.
This year, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and LIONS@FRICA are sponsoring with several other partners.
Submission of applications that meet the above requirements will be accepted online through https://vc4africa.biz/demo-africa/