TechInAfrica – DEMO Africa and the team announced the selection of the 30 start-up finalists today on its annual conference. The announcement was made to follow its innovation roadshow, city tours and virtual adjudication. The chosen finalists were representatives of Africa’s current generation as innovators as well as problem solvers. They will also be encouraged to present the best of African ingenuity using technology, entrepreneurship, as well as impact of social at Le Studio Arts Vivants in Casablanca. Casablanca is chosen to be the area for the finalists to present their technology innovations to the world through DEMO Africa 2018.
Demo Africa has facilitated start-ups for more than six years now. Not only does it facilitates them to find solutions for some of the most pressing problems in the continent, but also offers best solutions—Harry Hare
A Brief Introduction of the Finalists
Accounteer (Nigeria) – An accounting platform that enables SMEs to make invoices, track expenses, and get online payments.
ADN Corp (Senegal) – A building applications which allows African companies to increase their sales, marketing, and finance operations with decision support analytics systems.
Atlan Space (Morocco) – an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based drone technology that can track illegal fishing in African water areas.
Brayfoil Technologies (South Africa) – a patented-wing design that is a first in aerodynamic engineering. The technology enables planes to take off in a shorter distance, fly higher and faster on less fuel and increases safety by a massive margin.
Casky (Morocco) – The world’s first BlockChain-based, Artificial Intelligence platform that gives users an opportunity to earn an asset/income by driving safely through a rewards based system.
Chefaa Medicine Delivery (Egypt) – A mobile medical application that enables users to order, refill and accept prescriptions seamlessly.
CLoud9XP (Kenya) – A web and mobile platform where experience providers list their leisure experiences for exposure, and manage bookings across travel categories and styles.
Complete Farmer (Ghana) – An application that offers remarkable and innovative agribusiness solutions that expands productivity, raises profitability and amplify competitive advantages within the agricultural value chain.
Dabchy (Tunisia) – A fashion E-commerce Platform for Arabs
Devless (Ghana) – A simplified data repository for DevOps environments.
Hawkar (Tunisia) – A smart electric car for physically handicapped persons.
Zuoix (Cameroon) – an SMS based car security system that does not need internet connection to locate, immobilize and geofence cars.
Kourtim (Morocco) – A logistics management system that offers a real-time monitoring to all the levels of road freight transport.
Lula (South Africa) – A Mobility-as-a-Service platform that can connect stakeholders across cities, municipalities, and countries.
Maurice Communications (Cote D’Ivoire) – A wearable technology company that offers health-tech solutions which targeting on emergency response, data collection and information dissemination for medical and emergency personnel.
Moldiag (Morocco) – An R&D spin-off of the leading research lab that is concentrated on superior medical diagnostics.
Niotek (Egypt) – An Artifical Intelligence platform that allows implementation of Smart Factories, Smart Products, and Smart Services.
Qualitrace (Ghana) – It offers trace-ability and anti-counterfeiting solutions to the prevalence of fake products on the market.
Redbird (Ghana) – Partnered with local pharmacies to serve rapid test technology for chronic and acute conditions, allowing them to expand their business, and giving patients a convenient way to monitor their health anywhere.
Regenize (South Africa) – A recycling collections company that gives people rewards for recycling as well as educates them about the benefits of recycling.
Smarth (Algeria) – Smarth offers innovative analytical and predictive solutions for any issue involving massive amounts of data.
Sote (Kenya) – An information logistics platform which was built to integrate an array of logistics services within Africa to make a single supply web.
Tempest Gold (Botswana) – An application that enables its users to seek out properties, connect buyers and seller without the middleman.
Termii (Nigeria) – Keeps businesses profitable by driving customer loyalty across multiple marketing channels.
Toufoula (Tunisia) – A multi-language Ludo-educational application provided in Arabic, French and English for young children. It is linked to a smart-printed magazine by Augmented Reality to reduce children’s addiction to screens.
Travelbudds (France) – A social network for young, mobile, connected, travelers who look for ways to discover the world and share their experiences.
VertoFX (London)– A decentralized, business to business currency liquidity provider and price discovery platform.
Voxera (Egypt) – A revolutionary and low prices device that provides travelers with a mobile roaming service.
WeflyAgri (Cote D’Ivoire) – A drone-based agritech solution that enables farmers to remotely monitor their farms and identifies inefficiencies in production to manage their land.
Zipora (Kenya) – A smart luggage innovation which not only with a patent-pending zipper that is breach-proof, but also a security device that makes any zipped luggage smart. It includes a GPS tracker, a tensioner and vibration sensor to monitor luggage handling and breach attempts.
Not only will the finalists join a virtual bootcamp for six weeks in order to prepare stakeholder engagements at the main event, but also a physical bootcamp for two days for the showcase of DEMO Africa 2018.
The Innovation Tour
Only 5 finalists from the pitching startups will later be selected to join the 2019 Lions@frica Innovation Tour in Silicon Valley. These finalists will be the Ambassador of DEMO to promote their high potential for wide-spreading across Pan-African and global markets, with a better knowledge and understanding of their market, team, and viable technology.
Global Innovation Luminaries and Investors
The DEMO Africa which will be held in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Silicon Valley. There are many investors will be joined the event, including African venture capitalists, business angels, ecosystem leaders. The event will be held for two days and hosted by the African Business Angels Network.
If you want to attend the Launch Event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-africa-2018-tickets-44911320970 to register.