Rabat – The African Technology Foundation (ATF) and the Liberalising Innovation Opportunity Nations ([email protected]) have announced that, the technology-focused business conferences DEMO Africa will head to Morocco for its 2018 and 2019 editions.
The executive director of DEMO Africa declared, “over the last six years, the DEMO Africa conference has travelled through Eastern, Western, and Southern Africa, and launched leading African technologies while showcasing the continent’s evolving entrepreneurial ecosystems and startups.”
“As codified within our conference charter, we are heading to Northern Africa for the 2018 and 2019 editions of the annual event, and we are excited to announce Morocco as our host country,” he added.
Since launching in 2012, DEMO Africa allowed over 200 African startups to present their solutions, and has successfully provided the startups with over USD 50 million in aggregate funding.
For the 2018 edition, about 30 African startups will be chosen to take part in DEMO Africa, and get a chance to launch their products to innovative stakeholders.
This event provides African startups with capacity building and training in venture creation, connection opportunities with global innovators, access to capital, partnership opportunities, and promotion of the best practices and successes in African-led innovation solutions.
“We are quite thrilled to witness the incremental progress around the North African entrepreneurial ecosystem, particularly Morocco, and we are quite grateful for the support of some remarkable local partners to ensure that the next two editions of DEMO Africa do an effective job of globalising the regional ecosystem,” said the managing partner of [email protected], Stephen Ozoigbo.
The DEMO Africa application portal for the 2018 edition is now open until June 15.