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South Africa To Host  DEMO Africa Conference In September

Lukmon Oloyede
South Africa has been confirmed as the host of this year’s DEMO Africa conference. Johannesburg will become the fourth African city to host this most-sought after continental event. The two-day conference will tentatively be held in September, at a venue still to be announced.
DEMO Africa was launched in Nairobi in 2012. The conference returned to the Kenyan capital the following year and has since been held in Lusaka, Zambia (2014), and Lagos in Nigeria (2015).
The conference is one of the continent’s most-talked about event for  start-ups
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Organised by Liberating Innovations in Opportunity Nations in Africa (LIONS @frica), DEMO Africa will bring together key stakeholders and decision-makers in the innovation, entrepreneurial and investment sectors from across the globe to connect with selected African start-ups.
DEMO Africa creates a multisectoral platform to facilitate increased business exposure and potential for start-ups with venture capitals, investors, technology acquisition specialists, IT buyers and media from across the globe. Participating start-ups pre-selected by DEMO Africa receive mentoring, coaching and the opportunity to launch their products to a wide range of tech eco-systems that reflect and address the needs of the African continent and beyond.
DEMO Africa Alumni has raised more than $11-million in investment and business value since its inception. It is supported by the United States’ Department of State, Microsoft, DEMO, VC4Africa, African eDevelopment Resource Centre, USAID, Start-up Weekend and the African Development Bank.

Some of the events scheduled to be staged in the city this year include: Breakbulk Africa conference – 4-7 April; Banking Commission Meeting – 4-9 April; Africa-Middle East Conference of the Junior Chamber International – 4-6 May; International Commission on Large Dams 16-20 May; HGA Global Forum – 16 June; and Conference of the International Law Association

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