Demo Day is an opportunity for the 11 startups who are in Cohort 3 of the ASIP Accelerator powered by SBC AfriTech to pitch their solutions, teams, and business models to a network of the most important stakeholders of the African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

These promising startups are seeking investors and commercial opportunities to scale across the continent. It is an opportunity for the ecosystem to get a first look at disruptive solutions in AgTech, HealthTech, EdTech, FinTech, Smart Cities, Sustainability, InsurTech, and more.


The following hotels are the best in the vicinity of the Museum of Black Civilizations, where Demo Day will take place.

Visit Dakar



Dakar is a city of incredible natural beauty and has all the attributes that appeal to people looking for a great city in which to live, work, study, play, and invest. The city offers visitors a variety of unforgettable experiences and is home to the Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, Goree Island, and other significant features that provide enthralling history and exhilarating activities.

African Renaissance Monument

The African Renaissance Monument is a 52 m (171 ft) tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade and built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, a company from North Korea.


Ngor (honorable)  is a commune d’arrondissement of the city of Dakar, Senegal. As of 2013 it had a population of 17,383. The westernmost point of the African continent is located there. Ngor is one of the four original Lebouvillages of the Cap-Vert Peninsula, along with Yoff, Hann, and Ouakam. It includes the small island of Ngor [fr].

The island of Gorée

The island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, itwas the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, Engl ish and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.

Museum of Black Civilisations

The Museum of Black Civilisations is a national museum in Dakar, Senegal, that opened on 6 December 2018.

It is directed by Hamady Bocoum, an archaeologist and researcher at Cheikh-Anta-Diop University. The museum was conceived with the goal of highlighting “Africa’s contribution to the world’s cultural and scientific patrimony.” According to Bocoum, it is particularly important to remember that “ironworking was discovered in Africa 2500 years before Christ.

Lac Rose

Lac Rose (meaning Pink Lake) lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, some 30 km (18 miles) northeast of the capital, Dakar.

The lake, called also pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae, is separated from the Atlantic Ocean only by a narrow corridor of dunes and is named for its pink waters, which are caused by Dunaliella salina algae. The algae produce a red pigment to help them absorb sunlight, which gives them the energy to create ATP. The color is particularly visible during the dry season(from November to May) and less visible during the rainy season (June to October).

The Bandia wildlife reserve

The Bandia wildlife reserve is a real ecological jewel in the crown of Senegal. It has succeeded in reintroducing much of the marvellous native flora and of some of Africa’s best-loved animals. Many of these had gradually disappeared, some of them centuries ago, due to demographic pressure and poaching. Bandia lies 65km from Dakar and 15km from Saly-Portugal (the seaside resort town on the “Petite Côte”) on the main road (N1) to Mbour and Casamance.