RoadRules is winner of the pre-pitching event of DEMO Africa 2015 and has secured the third slot as technology startup to expect at the key tech meet coming up in Lagos, Nigeria.
Two teams, Flippy Campus from Ghana and Shied Finance from Kenya already slots on DEMO Africa event.
RoadRules, a provisional driver’s license test app, emerged the most outstanding product from among the seven startups that pitched at the DEMO Africa pre-pitch event hosted in collaboration with Hypercube hub in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The pre-pitching event attracted start-ups from across South Africa. The selection panel included key industry players such as DEMO Africa’s Event Director, Mbugua Njihia, Jabu Mpofu, Samuelle Dimairho and Munya Chiura.
Following their initial success, RoadRules, Shield Finance and Flippy Campus are now set to pitch at the main Demo Africa event in Lagos with accommodation and ticket fully catered for, according to organisers of the event.
“I believe that getting a chance to pitch on the DEMO Africa stage will expose our company to opportunities that we initially just dreamed of”, Founder and CEO, RoadRules, Chikosi Tawanda adding that he is excited about the opportunity to pitch on the DEMO Africa platform.
Njihia congratulated the winner on the quality of technology products that are emerging across Africa. “We have been to Nairobi, Accra and now Harare. The level of creativity witnessed is amazing. I am now sure that Africa is able to produce world class products that can be easily scaled.”
On his part, Hypercube’s Rinesh Desai called on various stakeholders to support the technology entrepreneurs. “Our belief and support for these entrepreneurs is what will ensure that Africa’s economy gets a comfortable ride on home-made technology solutions.”
The last pre-screening event holds on June 28 in Cairo, Egypt. DEMO Africa’s pre-screening activities and feedback sessions seek 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.
According to organisers, this is the last week before the expiration of the application deadline as start-up application for DEMO Africa closes on June 30. The adjudication of the submitted project will run through the month of July where a jury of 12 persons is expected to deliver a list of 30 start-ups that will pitch on the DEMO Africa stage.
Investors, IT buyers and consumers and media are expected to congregate in Lagos, Nigeria on September 24-25 for the DEMO Africa event where they will witness the unveiling of the technology product from Africa.