6 Photos to Explain the DEMO Africa 2012 Experience

Jon Gosier —  October 26, 2012 — 2 Comments

At DEMO young companies are offered 6 minutes to demonstrate their app’s utility, their business model and their case for investment. It’s very fast-paced and exciting for the entrepreneurs.

Keeping with the theme we’ve selected 6 photos that capture the experience of the two-day conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

Emmanuel Addai (Co-Founder, Farmerline) at DEMO Africa 2012

Emmanuel Addai (Co-Founder, Farmerline) was one of two entrepreneurs representing the Apps4Africa 2011 Winners at DEMO Africa 2012. Farmerline came in third in the 2011 Climate Challenge.

DEMO Africa 2012

DEMO Africa 2012, the Launchpad for Emerging Technology and Trends

DEMO Africa 2012

One shot at 6 minutes in front of investors, journalists, and other technologists. Would you be ready?

Demo Africa 2012 Panelists

Intermixed with the pitches were panels and real-time feedback ‘sage’ sessions from seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. Some ideas passed their test, others were shot down right away for not being investable.

DEMO Africa 2012

During the pitch sessions, the exhibition hall at DEMO Africa 2012 was relatively empty, but after, this was where deals were made and startups got their second or third chance to pitch investors one on one.

Appfrica at DEMO Africa 2012

Our team was all over the place at DEMO! From left to right, Marieme Jamme of SpotOne Global and Africa Gathering, Thomas Genton of the U.S. Department of State, Barbara Birungi of HiveCoLab, Jon Gosier and Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson of Appfrica.

Jon Gosier

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Founder of Apps4Africa, Appfrica, and D8A

2 responses to 6 Photos to Explain the DEMO Africa 2012 Experience

  1. 

    Big ups to Apps4Africa for sponsoring myself and Eric to the Demo Africa.
    Its bn a great experience and exposure for me, and i hope to build on this experience.

  2. 

    I am happy to have participated in the maiden DEMO Africa programme, thanks to the sponsorship of apps4Africa

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