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DEMO Africa Gains Digital Traction

Farhaanah Mahomed | CNBC AFRICA   in 
September 30, 2014

Demo Africa is exciting for a number of reasons as it’s a well-structured opportunity to bring massive amounts of innovation [to the continent],” said Fernando de Sousa, general manager of Microsoft’s Africa Initiatives.

DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of the Liberalising Innovation Opportunity Nations (LION@frica), a project started by the US Department of State, Microsoft, DEMO, USAID and Startup Weekend.

The initiative aims to connect African start-ups to the global ecosystem by giving the most innovative companies on the continent a platform to launch their products to the world.

Out of 400 applicants, 40 were selected, reviewed and had participated in regional events in order to make the cut for DEMO Africa 2014 held in Lagos on the 25 September.

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