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DEMO Africa is the flagship initiative of the Liberating Innovation in Opportunity Nations or LIONS@FRICA partnership, an innovative new partnership aimed at enhancing and deepening startup and innovation ecosystems of fast-growing African economies.LIONS@FRICA brings together the U.S. State Department, Microsoft, Nokia, InfoDEV, the African Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, DEMO, Startup Weekend, Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST), Venture Capital for Africa, Appfrica, Business Action for Africa, Business Fights Poverty, and the Global Entrepreneurship Week to support and amplify Africa’s budding startup and innovation ecosystem.
The inaugural DEMO Africa event took place last October 24-26, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. It provided a platform for 40 of the most innovative technology products from companies across the African continent with the opportunity to launch before a global audience of investors, media, strategic buyers, C-level executives and other entrepreneurs. This was the first time ever that a DEMO event was hosted on the African soil. It is estimated that the DEMO Africa class of 2012 has already raised more than US$8 million in investments, business deals and/or partnerships less than a year after their launch.
This is a MUST attend event for Investors (Venture and Angel), CIOs, CEOs, Entreprenuers and Tech Media looking for the "next big thing" from Africa".
Need to book accomodation in Lagos?
We have pre-negotiated rates for the following hotels.
Lagos Oriental Hotel - Standard Room - US$ 245
Lagos Orientl Hotel - Classic Superior - US$ 310
Bellagio Hotel - Standard Room - US$ 92
168 Hotels - Standard Room - US$ 92
Victoria Continental Hotel - Standard Room - US$ 92
For accomodation, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will come come back to you with booking and reservation details.
Need to book a flight to Lagos?
The airlines of SkyTeam, Official Alliance Network for our event, offer attractive airfares for participants - upto 15% discount.
SkyTeam comprises 19 leading international airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air, serving 1,000 destinations in 187 countries with over 15,000 flights daily.
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DEMO Africa is a partnership between CIO East Africa and IDG Enterprise. This is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa will be the place where the most innovative companies from African countries come to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed.