NITDA affirms confidence in DEMO Africa 2015
The DEMO Africa event is scheduled to take place between September 21 and 25 in Lagos and will be showcasing 30 technology start-up companies from across Africa. Nigeria leads the table with eight startups.
They are PoshRite, Oga Venue, TalkingBookz, iKon Tracker, Mavis Computel, CarpartsNigeria, Zuvaa, and SmartEdu. Kenya, increasingly gaining global spot as tech-startup haven, has six namely: Bitsoko, BambaPOS, Shield Finance, InsureAfrika, LipaPlus, ENT-Mobile, Abacus, and SimbaPay.
South Africa has three startup-representatives- Edge Books, Bozza and Eco-mc2. Ghana has two: Ghana’s Zeepay and Flippy Campus. Egypt also has two: LockName and Raye7. Cameroon features two: Koomza and Feem Wi-Fi; and Zimbabwe also has two startups: IPC eProductivity and RoadRules. Uganda, Tanzania and Ivory Coast each have one startup in this order respectively: Roundbob, Tango TV, and Airshop. Francophone Ivory Coast with its Airshop startup company will be featuring in the event for the first time and underscores the expanding ecosystem for Africa’s technology startups. “Africa is growing in strength and its youths are pointing to the direction of things to come.
NITDA is committed to Demo Africa as part of its mandate to youth development from the perspective of IT as well as its belief that a large population of highly exposed and trained youths will be the driver of Nigeria’s new economy,” said NITDA’s Director General, Peter Jack, who spoke in Abuja over the weekend.