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Business Daily, Pg: 17 Top Startups in Demo Africa 2014 competition to be known end month

Microsoft, the key sponsor of the Demo Africa 2014 Startups event under its 4Afrika initiative has said among the 40 shortlisted finalists, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Egypt will have the highest representation.

The winners of the startups will be named by the end of this month in Lagos, Nigeria. SokoNect, ASiM, Valuraha Group, Chura and Pearl Dream are among the Kenyan firms in the shortlist. The startups will have an opportunity to present their ideas to venture capitalists, tech acquisition specialists, IT buyers and media during the Lagos meeting.