The Flippy Campus team has been named the most outstanding start-up in the just concluded DEMO Africa pre-pitch event in Accra. Out of the 10 teams that pitched at the Accra pre-pitch event, the group was most convincing to the jury on their ability to link innovation, creativity and scalability.
The event which brought together start-ups from across West Africa, saw Judges Todd Holcombe-MEST, Martin Obuya-DEMO Africa, Erick Osiakwan-AfrISPA and Juliet Amoah-British Council, assess the various solutions from the startups and provide feedback to the teams
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Speaking on their win, David Sleek, Founder, Flippy Campus expressed optimism at what the future holds for the group. “I am elated at this win and I look forward to learning more from other entrepreneurs and mentors at the DEMO Africa event in Lagos come September.”
Congratulating the winner, DEMO Africa’s Accra Event Director, Martin Obuya, expressed enthusiasm on the ability of entrepreneurs to create wealth in Africa using innovations. “What took place today is a clear demonstration of the great ability of entrepreneurs across Africa to create wealth from world class solutions which solve our own problems first, then the rest of the world”. He added
Todd Holcombe, Senior lecturer at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), which has one of the leading acceleration programs in Africa echoed Martin’s sentiments adding that the rate of technology adoption in various sectors across Africa has risen significantly. “Africa has taken significant strides in securing its future through technology; it is very encouraging to see young people’s enthusiasm to shoulder this responsibility”.
Flippy Campus, has secured its space to launch its product at the DEMO Africa stage later in September. Flippy Campus will also receive a ticket to Lagos and accommodation catered for during the event. DEMO Africa’s pre-screening activities and feedback sessions are expected to raise the standards of the technology products that are produced by start-ups across Africa to ensure that the confidence of various investors is secured.
Start-up application for DEMO Africa is still ongoing to close on 30th June. The adjudication of the submitted project will happen in the month of July where a jury of 12 persons will deliver a list of 30 start-ups, which will pitch on the DEMO Africa stage.
The DEMO Africa team, is scheduled to stop in Nairobi on 12th June, Cairo on 22nd June and Harare on 24th June for pre-screening of projects in East, North and West Africa.
Investors, IT Buyers and Consumers and Media are expected to congregated in Lagos , Nigeria on 24th and 25thSeptember for the DEMO Africa event. To witness the unveiling of the technology product from Africa, register now.
See www.demo-africa.com/ for more information regarding DEMO Africa 2015.