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On 30th September 2021 Dakar, Senegal will host the first Telecel Group Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator Demo Day.

After a grueling three months of pivots and business development facilitated by leading tech accelerator, Startupbootcamp Afritech, the Top 11 startups will showcase their work to a live audience on 30 September 2021.

Taking place at the Dhub – a space commissioned by the General Delegation for the Rapid Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth (DER/FJ) and established by the President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr. Macky Sall – the live demo day will see participating startups demonstrate their pivotal journeys on a global stage and pitch products to interested stakeholders in breakout rooms afterward.

The live demo day will also be complemented by an online version taking place on 1 October.

Demo Day is an opportunity for international investors and corporate sponsors to have a first look at some of Africa’s most innovative solutions for key industries across the fields of FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, Digital Health, and CleanTech.

The event also sees startups spend ten days in Senegal, getting acquainted with the ecosystem and meeting various influential stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

"We are excited to share the tremendous progress that the 11 startups have made over the course of the past three months," announced Startupbootcamp Afritech's Chief Disruptor, Philip Kiracofe. “We are also grateful for our incredible sponsors, DER/FJ for hosting us in Senegal, which is quickly emerging as one of the most vibrant and promising tech ecosystems on the African continent."

The build up to this year’s cohort saw the three-month accelerator attract 2,230 applications from across Africa. Of these entries, the leading 22 tech teams were invited to attend the final selection days, and after a grueling selection process, the Top 11 were selected to participate in this year’s event.

To register for the event, visit: Startupbootcamp

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