BY ASTRID CHITOU
This year’s DEMO Africa has received over 300 applications from startups from over 24 African countries. It is over double the number of last year’s applicants. Among the countries with the highest participation rates, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa can be found at the top of the list.
Determining who will make it in the 40 allocated spots for the competition promises to be a daunting task but raises the competition’s stakes. The selection of the 40 startups will be done by August 27th of this year. The conference on the other hand will be held in Nairobi on October 24th and 25th.