DEMO Africa 2016 finalists Startups announced, here’s the full list

5 Kenyan startups have made it to the final list of  30 startups that will take part in this year’s DEMO Africa conference to held in Johannesburg from the 25th to 26th August. The 30 were picked from picked from a record 723 technology startups from 27 African countries that had applied to launch at the event.

The 30 finalist startups have products in 11 verticals including logistics, retail, e-commerce, education, banking and finance, media, renewable energy, health and agriculture. Banking and financial technologies had the highest number of entries followed by media, e-commerce and education.

“The entries this year certainly kept up with the DEMO Africa spirit to produce innovative and creative ideas that are bound to transform the technology landscape and we are excited by the growth of innovation and technological advancement in Africa as portrayed by our finalists,” said Harry Hare, DEMO Africa Executive Producer said.

Here is the full list of the finalists.

  1. Grid Supply Chain
  2. Loystar
  3. Iyris KO Ltd
  4. Cocktail Insights
  5. Boresha Limited
  6. Ujuzi Software Solutions
  7. MumsVillage Ltd
  8. Strauss Energy
  9. IT Brothers
  10. Nextwi
  11. Solstice HES
  12. WESABI
  13. ArtNigeria
  14. Shuttlers
  15. Rubiqube Limited
  16. SharpHire Global Limited
  17. Vuga Ltd
  18. ConnectMed
  19. Reel Gardening
  20. SolarCap Pty Ltd
  21. RadioVybe
  22. Sortd
  23. ION Comsys
  24. Ekasi Energy
  25. 4th Element
  26. K Measure Pty Ltd
  27. Zivo Learning
  28. flexyPAY Intenational
  29. Telescrypts
  30. Lipa Mobile

The DEMO Africa 2016 conference is expected to attract venture capitalists, angel Investors, investment fund managers tech buyers, entrepreneurs, innovation supporters and the media from various parts of the world.


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