DEMO Africa has named the 30 finalists for its 7th edition of the DEMO Africa fair.
The platform, which serves as a cradle for innovative Africa-based technologies, picked 30 startups to feature in the 2018 edition of the yearly conference after a series of talent scouting and Africa-wide campaigns.
The finals will be held in Morocco’s Casablanca and will feature startups that have demonstrated key abilities in creating innovative solutions for African problems by taking advantage of technology gains for far-reaching social impacts.
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Ghana will be represented by 3 startups:
Complete Farmer application that provides remarkable and innovative agribusiness solutions that enhance productivity, increase profitability and amplify competitive advantages across the agricultural value chain.
Devless is a simplified data repository for DevOps environments. DevLess provides an easy to use Data Store for web and mobile data applications. Easily extend the functionalities of an app with custom rules on actions to be automatically performed after the data is received.
QualiTrace is a traceability and verification company that uses track and trace technology to trace products. We currently provide authentication or verification services to the prevalence of fake or counterfeit agrochemicals (farm inputs) in the agriculture industry. QualiTrace also provides similar anti-counterfeiting services in the pharmaceutical, textile, and beverages industries.
Redbird partners with local pharmacies to provide rapid test technology for chronic and acute conditions, enabling them to expand their business, and giving patients a convenient way to monitor their health, wherever they are.
The host nation will be represented by 4 startups, as well as a couple of groups from Tunisia and South Africa. Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Alegria and Botswana will also take part in the fair.
The finals will be a two-day affair (October 18th to 19th, 2018). The groups will also participate in a 6-week venture creation Bootcamp before the main event. Five startups will also be selected from the pitches to take part in the 2019 instalment of Lions@frica Innovation Tour in U.S.’s Silicon Valley.
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