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DEMO Africa team begin tour of tech startups

Amit Pau Tuesday, 03 June 2014.

Their flagship event may not be until September, but DEMO Africa is already busy scouting, teaching and training startups in its tour of 16 African nations.

demoafrica thumbnailDEMO Africa is a LIONS@frica initiative that connects African tech startups to local and global economic ecosystems, and Event Director Mbugua Njihia says the tour will be, "targeting countries with an active technology startup ecosystem to encourage them and prepare them to submit quality applications." Among the countries included on the tour are Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Speaking at a session in Uganda, Mbugua was also keen to emphasise that attendees should focus more on value than profit: a view that chimes with the event's desire to ensure that Africa's big thinkers find innovative solutions to the continent's needs before linking up with VCs and corporate Goliaths to scale up their businesses.

Startups can apply for DEMO 2014 until the 15th of June 2014. All applicants will become part of the VC4Africa community, and gain access to mentorship and fundraising opportunities. 40 top businesses will then be selected by judges based on how well they link creativity, innovation, effectiveness and scalability, and be given the chance to launch their product into an ecosystem of VCs, investors, buyers and media.

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Amit Pau

Amit Pau

Director of Corporate Advisory and EntrepreneurCountry
Amit is deeply passionate about helping companies exploit disruption (business models and technology) to transform their business. His 20+ years experience in the TMT industry has given a robust platform to launch numerous market leading solutions in areas such as enterprise mobility, mobile entertainment, managed data services, digital marketing and electronic commerce. Whether it is in a corporate leadership role or an entrepreneurial environment Amit consistently drives innovative 'go to' market strategies in order to deliver quantum growth.

In his previous high profile corporate positions at Vodafone, as Group MD for International Accounts and Business Markets, Amit was instrumental in creating strategic OEM partnerships with Dell, IBM and HP. Additionally, he led the Divisional Units of AT&T and GTS where he launched their e-commerce products and delivered significant scale.

Amit has transformed multiple entrepreneurial companies; whether it be as an investor driving the IPO's or NED working with the Executive team in refining their business models, mentoring them with scaling their operations in order for successful exits. This vastly enriching experience has enhanced his experience in commercialising innovation with a combination of business models and disruptive technologies.

Over the years Amit has served on a number of listed and private boards such as Vodafone Spain, Radamec Plc, IOS Plc and Goldnet, to name a few.
amit.pau@ariadnecapital.com

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