DEMO Africa now in its seventh year is set for 18th – 19th October in Morocco. Activities leading to the main event include mini-DEMO Africa events, also referred to as the Innovation Tour, in 12 African capital cities from June to July. Tour stops are being held in partnership with partner hubs and accelerators across the continent.
On June 11th, the first city on DEMO Africa Innovation tour, East Africa Edition was held in Kampala, Uganda at Hive Colab.
About 27 startups pitched their ideas which eventually saw TIFAT win the local innovation tour.
TIFAT, a product of The Icon Farm Technology provides post-harvest loss reduction knowledge and creates market opportunities for thousands in Uganda.
The Icon Farm Technology, a product of @IconMagazineUg connects farmers to buyers using an SMS enabled platform
— enStartup (@en_startup) June 11, 2018
We support the beneficiaries of our technology with real time and forecasted market information to both farmers and buyers for informed decision making and planning. – Francis Nsanga, Lead TIFAT
TIFAT will now proceed to compete with the winners of the DEMO Africa Innovation Tours of Kenya and Rwanda where the judging panel will select a regional representative for East Africa for the final event that will be held in Morocco on 18 and 19 October 2018.
The successful startups in each region will automatically qualify to be part of the pool of 30 where the successful Startups will be provided with resources worth over US$150,000 including US$120,000 software tools from Microsoft and USD$15, 000 from AWS that to help them build and grow their businesses.