The DEMO Africa 2015 edition will be held in Lagos again for the second year running.

The prestigious event will be co-hosted by the National Information Technology Agency-Nigeria, the Ministry of Communication Technology-Federal Government of Nigeria, and DEMO Africa in conjunction with VC4Africa and Afrilabs.

Over 40 startups from all over Africa will showcase their innovations to potential investors, consumers and journalists.

Nigeria's Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, expressed her excitement about the event being hosted in Nigeria once again: "We are pleased that DEMO Africa will be hosted in Nigeria for the second time. DEMO Africa provides a veritable platform for young Nigerian and African youths to showcase their creativity and innovation and push Africa's frontier in the global space."

According to the chairman of the local organizing committee, Yeke Okeremi, said preparations are already in motion to ensure that the event is successful.

"This presents another chance to bring together Africa's most innovative minds and I promise the committee’s commitment to the success," Okeremi said.

DEMO Africa will run several pre-demo contests in various countries across the continent in order to create massive publicity around this year's event.

Applications for the platform will be open by the end of February 2015, and startups are encouraged to get ready.

The final 40 startups that will make it to the event will be selected based on their ability to link creativity, innovation and effectiveness. The decision will be made by a panel of judges comprising of Technology and Business experts.

The main event will take place in September 2015.