Out of the record 792 applications recieved from 74 countries, just 76 individuals from 37 countries have been selected to be the 2015 GIST Tech-I semi-finalists globally and out of the 76, Africa has 21 and we have the list below.
The competition is now in your hands so vote for your favorite application or team from your country to give them a chance to bring home the top prize from the competition’s finals which will be held in July in Nairobi Kenya. All voters can also enter to bring next year’s GIST Regional Startup Boot Camp to their home country or their country of their choosing.
Check out the instructions on how to vote here.
The full list is here;
1. Kenya’s CladLight, a Smart Jacket for motorsycle riders led by Michael Gathogo and Francis Muchene
2.South Africa’s Afri-Acts or Gradesmatch led by Rudzani Mulaudzi
3. Namibia’s Namib Chemicals, Production of chlorine from sea salt for water purificationsled by Immanuel Hango
4.Botswana’s SWAP Botswana or EmPower led by Eunice Ntobedzi
5. Malawi’s EasyBooks Accounting Package led by Samson Fiado
6. Zambia’s Musebenzi led by Nchima Kapoma
7. Rwanda’s African Renewable energy Distrbutor running a Smart Mobile solar kiosk led by Henri Nyakarundi
8. Uganda’s TreeAdoption with TreeCapital,a Financial & ICT Empowerment for rural youths in Agriculture led by Charles Batte.
9.Nigeria’s Wecyclers Nigeria Limited doing recycling services led by Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola
10. Ghana’s GigaPro led by Richard Seshie
11.Senegal’s Booguy running Jotaliko led by Cisse Pape Moctar
12. Algeria’s Summer running Warda led by Abderrahmane Bentaiba
13.Tunisia’s MajusTic running Lactis led by Dghaies Jihed
14.Morocco’s Coaching Methodologia running educationcm led by Jihane Laraichi
15.Tunisia’s W3E running Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Recover led by Hejer El Baalouch
16. Egypt’s Farminal running FT-Mastitis led by Waleed Sorour
17. Kenya’s Chura led by Stephanie Gaku
18.Uganda’s Baridi Stores running rural based solar powered cold storage warehousing led by Raymond Sseguya
19.Nigeria’s BioResources running Bioxin led by Mojisola Ojebode
20. Nigeria’s HealthTech Global Solutions running Wella Health led by Ikpeme Neto
21. Kenya’s Illuminum Greenhouses running Mkulima Hodari led by Taita Ngetich