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Nigeria: DEMO Africa Extends Application Deadline to June 22
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: Nigeria
Created: Jun 17, 2014

“From experiences, there is always a last minute rush by startups to comply. By extending the deadline, we want to give more time for innovators to ensure that their efforts do not go to waste, thereby boosting their confidence, which is what we are about,” said Hare.
VC4Africa founder Ben White supported the move to extend the deadline.
“It’s always thrilling to see how hard entrepreneurs work on their applications and the jury has a tough job ahead of them. That said, many entrepreneurs have asked for more time to put their best foot forward. It’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurs on the sidelines to still get their hat in the ring, but they are going to have to move fast,” he said.
The applications will be looked through by an executive panel comprising experts in business and tech, who will then shortlist the best 40 from the hundreds of applications submitted from across the region.
The finalists will be chosen based on the ability to link creativity, innovation, effectiveness and scalability. Names of the panel members will be released in the first

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