DEMO Africa, the African edition of DEMO Conferences, the world-renowned “launchpad for emerging technology and trends,” today announced the kick off to its Innovation Tour in search of the most promising technologies to showcase at the upcoming DEMO Africa 2012 Conference, to be held Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – July 19, 2012.

DEMO Africa executive director Harry Hare and the DEMO Africa team will travel to cities across the continent to meet with potential demonstrators for the upcoming DEMO Africa 2012 conference. DEMO Africa is teaming up with incubators and venture capital firms in each city, where startups will be selected to present their product or concept to CIO Magazine Publisher and DEMO Executive Director Harry Hare and top local investors, for consideration to take part in the class of DEMO Africa 2012 launch demonstrators.

Each selected company will also have the opportunity to address and network with a larger audience at an evening DEMO Africa Innovation Tour party open to local entrepreneurs, VCs, investors and media. “We are excited to be getting on the road for this first African Innovation Tour to meet with the entrepreneurs who are creating tomorrow today,” said DEMO Africa executive director Harry Hare. “Each stop on our tour provides a unique opportunity to ignite the DEMO Africa community and we are looking forward to bringing together local investors, VCs, media, as well as potential demonstrators for the upcoming DEMO Africa conference.”

Destinations on the DEMO Africa Innovation Tour include:

Kampala, Uganda – July 17, 2012 Register to attend the Tour Event here:

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – July 19, 2012 Register to attend the Tour Event here:

Nairobi, Kenya – July 14, 2012 Register to attend the Tour Event here:

Kigali, Rwanda – July 22, 2012 Register to attend the Tour Event here:

Johannesburg, South Africa – July 18, 2012 Register to attend the Tour Event here:

Innovation Tour visits are also planned for Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco the dates for these will be announced in due course.

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