Preparations for the 2015 edition of DEMO Africa have begun with Lagos successfully bidding to host the global event for the second year running.
The event dates have been confirmed as 24th and 25th of September at the Eko Hotel and Suites.
It presents another chance for 40 more start-ups from across Africa to showcase their innovations on the DEMO Africa platform.
The launch of new innovations is expected to prompt the attending audience of potential investors, IT buyer and consumers towards actions that will gain Africa further traction in the global start-up scene.
Lagos success to host the event for the second time is a direct result of the Federal Government’s endearing support to the ICT sector through the Ministry of Communication Technology.
Notable moves include the recent announcement by the ministry to conduct a Government seeded IT Innovation Fund and committing US$ 9m as seed capital.
The ministry has also made direct contact with the alumni who have participated in various technology competitions with the aim of assessing their needs and providing various interventions.
DEMO Africa Executive Producer, Harry Hare cited their actions as the cue that should be emulated by governments across Africa to ignite the already fizzing innovation energy by youths in Africa.
“Efforts by young entrepreneurs are the sustainability upon which the future of generations in Africa rests.” He commented.
The application platform is set to open in late February.