DEMO Africa 2015: Everything you need to know

September 23, 2015 · 2 min read
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DEMO Africa 2015 begins today at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria. This year’s summit is themed “The African Opportunity: Angel Investing in Africa” and is hosted by  the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Lagos Angels Network (LAN), DEMO Africa and VC4Africa.

Speakers at this event are Ivar Siimar, Harry Tomi Davies, Candace Johnson, Peter Jungen, Collins Onuegbu, Ben White and Amee Patel.

Thirty startups have been given the golden opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors and a guest list of 500 attendees for 6 minutes. The event will run for two days (September 24th to 25th) with two pre-event sessions on the 23rd.


According to the president of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN) – H.Tomi Davies, “The summit will provide a unique opportunity for accessing the latest investment methods and best practices from sourcing deals through valuation to exits. It will also provide investors with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the best of an increasing number of cross-border enterprise initiatives being developed by a new generation of African entrepreneurs.”

Here is the schedule for the event:

Thursday, 24th:

Fireside Chat 1

Time: 09:25 – 09:40

Speaker (s): Mobolaji Adeoye Director, Kuramo Capital Management, LLC

Fireside Chat 2

Time: 10:30 – 10:45

Speaker: Jorn Lyseggen, Founder, MEST

DEMO Investor Panel 1

Time: 11:30 – 11:45


Doug Scott Founder & Managing Partner, Potential VC

Eghosa Omoigui General Partner –EchoVC Partners

Folabi Esan Partner, Advlevo Capital

DEMO Investor Panel 2

Time: 12:25 – 12:40


Helen Anatogu Programme Director/CEO at iDEA

Candace Johnson President, European Business Angels Network (EBAN)

Tobi Oke Investment Director, Intel Capital, Sub Saharan Africa

Knowledge Streams

Time: 13:30 – 14:30


Andrea Barrica Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Ben White Co-Founder VC4Africa

Fireside Chat 3

Time: 14:30 – 14:50


Fola Adeola Founder, GTB Bank

DEMO Investor Panel 3

Time: 15:25 – 15:50


Alisée de Tonnac Co-founder & CEO, Seedstars World

Chineye Mba-Uzoukwu CEO, InfoGraphics

Andrea Barrica Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Pitch! Pitch! Pitch! – The main pitch event

Time: 15:50 – 19:00

Friday, 25th

Fireside Chat

Time: 09:00 – 09:10


Peter Jack Director General, National IT Development Agency

DEMO Investor Panel 4

Time: 09:45 – 10:00


Dotun Olowoporoku Partner, Potential VC

Amrote Abdella Director, Virtual Capital and Start-ups, Africa initiatives at microsoft

Aaron Fu Managing Partner (Africa), NEST VC

DEMO Investor Panel 5

Time: 12:25 – 12:40


Toro Orero Partner, DraperDarkFlow

Tayo Oviosu Founder & CEO, Pagatech

Peter Jungen Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH

DEMO Investor Panel 5

Time: 12:25 – 12:40


Toro Orero Partner, DraperDarkFlow

Tayo Oviosu Founder & CEO, Pagatech

Peter Jungen Chairman, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH

Fireside Chat

Time: 15:20 – 15:40


Funke Opeke CEO, MainOne

DEMO Lions Awards & Closing

Time: 16:00 – 16:30


Yele Okeremi CEO, PSF and Chairman, Local Organising Committee

Bunmi Okunowo National Coordinator,(OIIE),(NITDA)

Neal Silverman

Pitch! Pitch! Pitch!

Time: 16:30 – 18:30

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