CEO Weekends:Pivot East Winners & Losers

0
564

jp-610x214

Pivot East has finally come to an end and here is a list of winners according to Pivot East judges. The audience however feels there were no demos and some of the startups had no viable products but just samples. The audience was also never consulted, neither was there public voting or opinion.
As a tech industry initiative Pivot East lacked the practicality it needed, like a lab for everyone to test this guys prototypes and see if the code they were using was open source or ground up. However the planning and execution was excellent, everything was awesome even though Rwanda, South Sudan and Somalia never appeared on stage.
We are looking forward to see what the winners will do with the prize money, $10,000 each plus more if the startups achieve anything. Actually, all the winners will take home $5,000 while the $5,000  more will be based on their achievements.

 

Pivot East is East Africa’s mobile startup’s pitching competition and conference, though being the first, there are many exceptions and challenges. There were companies with global pitching experience and some had raised more money than Pivot East had, or will ever give out for all its competitiors but anyway, we salute them for the excellent organisation. Below is the list of winners according to Pivot East, there are no losers after all, so don’t expect to see any list of losers!

Kytabu

Irene Kagwa of Uganda Communications Commission awarding the Kytabu Team, Dr. Ndun’gu and Tonee Ndung’u

Kytabu: A micro-leasing textbook subscription application that enables students to get just the material they need to learn, when they need it, wherever they are and pay for just that piece of content while they have it. From Kenya

Ivan Lumula Of Microsoft awarding Mikul Shah and Johann Jenson of Sleepout

Ivan Lumula Of Microsoft awarding Mikul Shah and Johann Jenson of Sleepout

SleepOut.com: Web and SMS-driven booking process connects both commercial and peer-to-peer hosts with guests and agents. From Kenya

Kola Studio's Team

Kola Studio’s Team

Kola Studios: Matatu, is a two-player card game based on the popular Ugandan game played with a pack of cards.The game can be played on Mobile (Android) and on Facebook. From Uganda

Erik Hersman giving Geoffrey Ndosi of Go Finance the trophy

Erik Hersman giving Geoffrey Ndosi of Go Finance the trophy

GO Finance Company Ltd: GO, leverages business value chains & technology to provide MSMEs at the base of the pyramid. From Tanzania

Agatha Gikunda of Intel with Laban Okune and Mark Ngetich of Ma3Route

Agatha Gikunda of Intel with Laban Okune and Mark Ngetich of Ma3Route

Ma3Route: Ma3Route, crowd-sources for traffic and transport information from locals in order to provide users with up-to-date information that can inform their movements. From Kenya.

Other startups that particiapted inlcude the following.

The Mobile Finance category  had Inforex Africa, M-Duka Ltd, DEPHICS Ltd and Intelworld Ltd.

The Mobile Entertainment Category had Jooist, TiVi, 254Events and Tokelezea while the Mobile Utilities Category had SmartShop,TrueDine, The Diet Assistant Ltd and Habari App. The Mobile Enterprise Category were SchoolMaster Solutions, Echorest Technologies Ltd,Mank and Tank and Binary Logic.

The Mobile Society Category had Code Vision Ltd, Ecademy Africa, Skoobox and iDaktari Ltd.

Source:Pivot East