PIVOT East, in its 5th year aims at facilitate discovery and nurturing of the next wave of high potential mobile innovations into sustainable businesses. It is more than a competition – its a holistic platform for mobile startups organizational development and business model refinement. The competition is organised by m:lab East Africa– a consortium comprising iHub, eMobilis and University of Nairobi. This year’s finalists conference will be held on the 22nd July in Nairobi, Kenya. The venue will be communicated at a later date.
Mobile Finance Category
BitFinance (Kenya): We make it super easy to buy and/or sell Bitcoin. We enable near seamless monetary transactions online using Bitcoin as a medium.
Eko Biashara (Kenya): It helps you manage, run and track money in your business through sales, purchases and expenses using your laptop or mobile device
Hisa Play (Kenya): Real Time Stock Market simulation game with inbuilt Social network, teaching you how to be a financial guru in a fun easy way
SoftProviders LTD (Rwanda): an IT solutions provider tailored to customer needs.
Shield (Kenya): a FinTech company operating in Kenya offering 3Ps; Payroll Finance, Payment Processing and Payday Loans (Salary Advances)
V-Money (Tanzania): Enabling use of “pin numbers on scratch cards/vouchers” to cash in/top-up mobile money to mobile users(eg.Mpesa) and to Mobile money agents.
KopaLeo (Kenya): a mobile/web/SMS platform that crowd sources for microfinance, insurance data and provide users information on loan borrowing
Bangaiza (Kenya): a mobile solution that allows bank customers to issuing standing order instructions to mobile money and paybill numbers
MOBFIT (Uganda): a web-based mobile application that will provide small scale businesses with easy to use financial records management tools.
Remit Wallet (Kenya): a zero rated product will transform funds transfer from diaspora to be more efficient with reduced cost of transaction.
Mobile Enterprise Category
Duma Works (Kenya): Connects growing companies to talent via an SMS-based job matching platform that ensures quality through a screening process.
Djuaji (Kenya): Facilitates scalable survey-based research to help businesses obtain data at low cost by paying respondents with mobile money
Mobu (Kenya): We help merchants convert their excess and new stock/services into a marketing tool through discovery commerce.
Sumuni (Kenya): Is a classified online platform where businesses and individuals can list thier items for hire,rent or lease to potential clients.
SapamaHRM.com (Kenya): Is a Cloud Human Resource Management System that streamlines and simplifies the already complex Human Resource Processes.
Tenderpreneur.net (Kenya): Is a cloud based platform that automates supplier discovery and tendering.
E-Kodi (Kenya): Revolutionizing the real estate industry by bringing all players onto one platform and creating a captive audience.
SaniCMS (Kenya): We help churches better connect with the congregation by providing a platform to manage membership records and day-to-day communication.
Vivi (Kenya): Is an online socio-commerce community that is dedicated to rewarding the loyalty of customers to the businesses that subscribe to it.
Delisasa (Kenya): Is an online discovery service providing basic information on small businesses in Africa
Mobile Entertainment Category
Mobile Society Category
Arifu (Kenya): An education market place where the world’s least served people find information they need from organizations they trust on any mobile phone.
BOOKEX (Kenya): Is an application developed to facilitate primary school students with the exchange of primary school book between successive class.
MySecurity (Kenya): Is a real-time source of official and crowd sourced crime data,missing and wanted persons lists.
Ultipedia (Kenya): Is an android game that makes exam preparation fun and interactive.No more to bulky and tedious books or revision material.
Aginfo (Tanzania): Works with smallholder farmers to facilitate them to access financing, input and output suppliers by keeping an online database.
Feedback-RT (Uganda): Is a mobile puzzle game which creates HIV/AIDS awareness to the player through pop-up questions. Real time feedback is given.
Politik (Kenya): Politics shouldn’t be grim. We aim to bring fun back in to it and in so doing increase participation among political leaders and the public.
eBantu (Uganda): We make Ugandan youth more valuable by providing inspiring videos of local achievers in different areas through our mobile and web platforms.
SoftBallot (Kenya): An online voting system
Soma Africa (Uganda): Apply to any school in Uganda for any course anytime from anywhere,only leave your comfort on school reporting day.