DEMO Africa has announced the 30 technology startups from across Africa that will pitch at the 2015 edition of the DEMO Africa event in Lagos.
Topping the list is Nigeria and Kenya, with eight startups each.
South Africa is third with 3 startups while Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and Zimbabwe each have two.
Uganda, Tanzania and Ivory Coast, are represented by 1 startup each.
The highest represented category on the 2015 list is Finance and Banking with 8 products. Other popular categories include Education, Transport and Logistics, Retail, Communication and Media and entertainment.
The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mr. Peter Jack warmly congratulated the start-ups and welcomed them to Nigeria for the epic Pan African technology event. “We are excited at the opportunities that technology has presented to our African youths in creating jobs and wealth. This is a great moment in the history of Africa, steadily rising to establish its digital footprint in the world. Congratulations to the finalists,” Mr Jack emphasized.
The 30 startups were selected from a list of over 600 hundred applicants with four earning direct nominations during the DEMO Africa pre-pitch events. They will now be placed under a mentorship programme which will prepare them for the DEMO Africa stage by sharpening their pitching skills.
DEMO Africa 2015 will take place from 21st to 25th September, 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos Nigeria. It will be co-hosted by DEMO Africa, Nigerian Ministry of Communication Technology and National Information Technology Agency-Nigeria in collaboration with LIONS@FRICA partnership and VC4Africa.
Here’s a list of the startups:
Edge Books, Bozza and Eco-mc2.
Koomza and Feem Wifi.
LockName and Raye7.
IPC eProductivity and RoadRules.