DEMO provides innovators and entrepreneurs a platform from which to launch new products, introduce new business plans, and expand into new markets -and Nokia is the event’s Platinum sponsor.
Originating in the USA, DEMO is the premiere media and financing industries’ showcase for start-ups. Fifty companies that launched at DEMO over the past five years have since been acquired by tech giants, including Adobe, Cisco, HP, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Symantec, Viacom, and Yahoo! And DEMO-launched companies have raised more than US$4.5 billion since their debut.
Following the successful US format, between October 24 and 26, 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, being held in Nairobi, is designed to maximize press engagement and coverage for your proposition.
Apply to launch at DEMO Africa here. Even if your application is not selected, DEMO Africa offers you 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.
For more information, visit DEMO Africa 2012, and don’t forget to put it in your diary. DEMO Africa, taking place in Nairobi on October 24 – 26, 2012.