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30 most innovative African tech startups shine at World Bank Group supported DEMO Africa 2015

DEMO Africa 2015, a two-day event in which thirty of the most innovative African companies will launch their new tech products before an audience of international investors, IT buyers, and media, will kick off in Lagos on September 24th.


Since the inaugural event in 2012, DEMO Africa has generated significant traction within the international tech community. Last year’s edition in Nigeria attracted over 500 attendees and, to date, an estimated US$10 million has been invested in the participating startups.

DEMO Africa is co-hosted with the Nigerian Ministry of Communication Technology, the National Information Technology Development Agency and VC4Africa. It is the flagship initiative of LIONS@frica - a partnership founded by the U.S. Department of State and other private and public sector organizations, including the World Bank’s infoDev program for innovation and entrepreneurship, Microsoft, USAID, and Startup Weekend.

infoDev / World Bank Group’ s Digital Entrepreneurship Program (DEP) works to scale up high potential firms and secure venture financing in Africa. The activities require a pipeline of quality entrepreneurs, and events like DEMO Africa provide an opportunity to build awareness on the program and its partners like the network of mobile application laboratories (mLabs) and innovation hubs, including CTIC in Dakar, Senegal, mLab East Africa / Kenya and mLab South Africa.

The event is open to the media. Toni Eliasz, Co-Lead of the World Bank’s Digital Entrepreneurship Program, will be available for interviews during the event.

To attend please register on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-africa-2015-tickets-16655028639   

WHAT: DEMO Africa 2015 - Conference and Launch Pad

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM (WAT)


  • The 30 most innovative tech startups from Africa
  • Representatives from The World Bank Group, U.S. Department of State, Microsoft, DEMO, VC4Africa, USAID, and Startup Weekend

WHERE: Eko Hotels and Suites - Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, PMB 12724, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

For media requests regarding World Bank Group speakers, please contact:

World Bank Group, Abuja, Nigeria

infoDev/World Bank Group, Washington DC

Obadiah Tohomdet, Sr. Communications Officer

Angela Bekkers, Sr. Communications Officer

Email: otohomdet@worldbank.org

Tel: +1 202 458 8831

Email: abekkers@worldbankgroup.org


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