PIVOT East has unveiled 50 semifinalists for this year’s competition where 25 exceptional startups will be picked to fight it out for market recognition and investor interest during the finals conference on 15th November.
The competition opened the call for applications in August 2016 with startups from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Somalia applying through the Venture Capital (VC4Africa) platform.
The criteria used by the judges helped to evaluate the startups’ purported customer pain, opportunity and customer segments, the solution and its fit to the problem, the revenue model, and analysis of the competitive landscape.Other selection criteria included team composition and commitment, current market traction, and projections for milestones and key metrics.
ForeverAppy Ltd (Vivi): Vivi is an online socio-commerce network or community that is dedicated to REWARDING YOUR LOYALTY to the businesses that subscribe to it. It is an innovative & more rewarding option for both businesses & their customers compared to traditional marketing methods such as discounts and promotions.
EdgePoint Company Ltd( WaterTek): Watertek is a water supply schemes management platform for projects funded by the government, NGOs and private entities.
BusinessTYC: BusinessTYC is a tax and financial application software products and services by A & L Information Technology PLC. Our software products are developed for local businesses to mainly stabilize their financial handling.
DusuPay.com:We enable businesses and startups accept all cashless payments from debit cards, Mobile money from 17 countries in Africa, online banking from 34 countries, Bolleta brazil, POS systems in 7 countries China union pay and over 50 payment alternatives globally
SoKompare: Kenya’s leading price comparison portal for insurance services offering unique comparisons on Motor vehicles, Insurance & Financial services. We have partnered with the major insurance & financial service providers in Kenya to make this a possibility.
Kibugee Limited: Kibugee Limited works with financial institutions in enhancing the credit quality of their small business loan portfolio by incorporating our proprietary Entrepreneur/Enterprise growth model in assessing risk for startup and small business lending.
SAMSAM COMPUTER AND SOFTCARE LIMITED(Mlinzi): Mlinzi.co.ke is a secure platform that protects buyer and seller in any transaction from fraud. They ensure quality goods,prompt deliveries and secure pay by allowing merchandise inspection for the buyer and verifying pay for sellers .Now buy with absolute safety ,sell with confidence. Your funds are secure
Andrea Consulting (A-Traders): A-Trader is Tanzania’s first online and app based trading platform, that allows anyone with a mobile phone or internet access to buy and sell securities in the local capital markets. It will provide savings and investment options to any of 40 million mobile phone, and 17 million internet users in Tanzania, and beyond
Ujuzi Software Solutions Limited: Ujuzi Compliance is a world-class anti-money laundering solution for all ranges of financial institutions. It caters for sanctions screening, transaction monitoring and case management among a host of other regulatory concerns.
Cytrone Pay:A simple, convenient and cheap online bank transfer and payment system for businesses and persons able to be access on any internet connected device.
Inclusion Media (paid.co.ke) : Paid is slated to be the best loyalty first CRM (Customer Relationship Management) service that will use data from shopper trends to drive customer engagement for merchants.
Mobiticket: Mobiticket is the medium between passengers and long distance bus companies. We provide a booking service to help passengers reserve bus tickets in advance without having to travel to the congested town booking offices to just purchase a ticket.
Travo:Travo is an interactive mobile platform that offers visibility to meal offers and happy hour joints based on the location of the users.
Ajira: Ajira Job matching solution eliminates the noise in the hiring process by efficiently connecting employers to their top prospects, utilizing artificial intelligence to identify and establish a successful one-to-one signal between employers and top candidates.
SapamaERP.com: SapamaERP.com is a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning Software that automates, simplifies and streamlines Human Resource Management, Customer Relationship Management, Invoicing and Accounting Processes of Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises.
SLASH AIR HOLDINGS LTD (TumaCredo): TumaCredo helps manage various office routines like requisition of airtime credits for mobile devices like phones, tablets, mobile routers and tracking gadgets. The app loads credits to multiple devices across mobile networks instantly, provides reports of every transactions.
e-Kodi:E-kodi automates transactions in real estate. It makes it possible to list, rent and manage property online.
X20 Labs: Antidote is a state-of-the-art telemedicine infrastructure with a mission to the way healthcare is dispensed in Kenya & beyond. We are redefining the patient experience and bringing continuity to care, by enabling nation-wide coverage by healthcare providers
sumuni limited: Sumuni is an online platform for on-demand peer-to-peer and business-to-consumer renting of everyday goods.
e-PayRent: E-Payrent is a platform that enables tenants to be able to submit their rent payments from the convenience of their mobile phone via mobile money platforms e.g. Mpesa, Airtel Money.
Kleva Plus: KlevaPlus is dedicated to creation of market ready, locally relevant, easy to use Small and Medium business management software.
MobFit: MoBFIT is a robust GSM supported agricultural supply chain software that is directly connecting 20M smallholder rural farmers to buyers in the market at a low cost via SMS, and automated voice call technology, before harvest.
Markit Opportunity: Markit Opportunity offers a trading service to smallholder farmers that makes it easy to connect to new markets, as well as offers a transparent and income generating experience.
Capsule Health (Flare): Flare connects patients with high quality and affordable ambulances in minutes throughout Africa. Our on-demand tech platform helps millions of patients access critical emergency care transport, enables ambulance owners to better serve their customers and links with hospitals to inform them ahead of time that a patient is en-route.
SkoolDesk: Skooldesk is an online learning platform based on Software as a Service (SaaS) model which improves grades and test scores of young learners.
AirKlip: AirKlip is a student planner app that transforms the static timetable into an engaging, instantaneous and time saving tool which enables the student to achieve their academic goals without missing out on all the fun of being a student.
Elimu TV: Elimu TV is commercial free to air TV Channel broadcasting Secondary Education. Elimu TV is a National TV in Kenya and it is soon going on the Satellite soon to reach out to the East African market that use the Kenya Curriculum of Education.
Medulla Shelf: Medulla Shelf is a modern way of managing schools by involving everyone in the growth of the learner.
Quantum Analytics Limited (Shamba-PRO): A mobile phone based information management system that integrates financial management functions and those of farm production so as to enhance farmers’ productivity. It provides a convenient and affordable means for farmers from all walks of life to access information, seek advice on production, keep records and direct farm produce to good markets.
Elimu Yetu: Elimu Yetu is an educational website that provides free learning support and materials to secondary school students.
AfyaIQ: AfyaIQ provides applications and other services aimed at supporting the management and control of lifestyle diseases and medical conditions.
Techno Stuffs Ltd: We bring Government services in isolated villages through our trained agents, one in each village equipped with a computer, modem and a license to work as an accredited Irembo.gov.rw and Bank of Kigali Agent.
myhr: myhrs is Web-based and SMS Platform which automate the whole process of recruiting. The main objective of myhrs is to cut hiring time and make job application easier by using the power of mobile technology.
Mobilized Construction: Mobilized Construction enables local community members to manually rebuild roads (instead of using heavy machinery) by creating a marketplace for micro-contracts. Our software collects data on road conditions, creates a repair schedule, deploys individuals to fix road hazards, and monitors road performance, all through a mobile phone.
Chimera IOT Smart Home: Chimera Smart Home is intelligent smart home management service that is out to work in Africa by countering, the increase in house break-ins,fire threats and energy wastage in premises due to appliances being left on. The app allows the user to monitor the security of the house and control appliances remotely.
Aloyo Electronics: Aloyo charging device has helped many people in Uganda, by availing the means to recharge their mobile phones on their motorcycles. resulting into efficient communication in the rural areas of Uganda.
Alternative Waste Technologies: Alternative Waste Technologies is a social enterprise based in Nairobi that aims to clean one market and slum a day at a time and enhance environmental empowerment through a combination of briquetting technology, entrepreneurship and a distinctive business model by providing a safe, accessible and affordable disposal of organic wastes through conversion to briquettes thus, create a clean environment to slum residents and markets across Kenya.
Savanna Circuit Technologies Ltd (X Bills ): X Bills provides a renewable source of energy that can power all domestic appliances, notably electric cookers without bills only means a total utopia for rural women and the environment because charcoal and firewood business will be closed.
FAMALIA Limited: FAMALIA is an SMS solution that seeks to empower people to conveniently get information on succession (inheritance) cases.
weSurf: weSurf is a solar-powered, WiFi-based connectivity platform that helps users in low income areas to buy affordable, pay-as-you-go unlimited internet using mobile money or vouchers. It allows the users to connect via a mobile app or web where the app acts as an access point that propagates the signal improving the connection.
Simon Tito Foods: We make electric bird incubators, our patented technology. Farmers who are not able to buy it, they lease our products at flexible payment terms. We use Pay As You Go.
Tech Water Solutions (Tank Mkononi) :A monitoring system that allows you to monitor real-time water levels in tank/reservoirs in any location using your mobile phone and receive Alarms should water levels go below the desired threshold prompting you to refill the tank/reservoir before it runs completely dry.
Request Africa Limited: Request is a web and mobile application that allows musicians to easily monitor their music from platforms such as radio,TV and internet streams. Leveraging on IoT, our h/w device listens to these streams noiselessly,remotely and sends real time data on how the music is performing to our s/w application,helping the musicians to approximate the amount they should make from royalties.
DreamAfrica: Dream Africa is a digital African-themed platform that delivers engaging and educational storybooks, audiobooks, music and videos/animations while also connecting creative talent of freelancers, artists, film and animation studios with authors and publishers to learn, grow and monetize their skills.
Tamithi Ltd (Noga): Noga is Uganda’s first 3D mobile game application. It’s a fruit picker game on a remote farm that relays Africa’s rich culture and wealth in an informative and educative manner!
Cloud 9 Africa: Cloud 9 is an online web platform that enables leisure space owners to list their experiences for discounted prices to adventure seekers.
ROGECH ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS: Rogech animation studio is awards winning animations & visual effects post production studio In Tanzania that offers strategic and creative services dedicated to the local and international entertainment and advertising community.
Creatives Piazza: Creatives Piazza (CP) is a virtual hub that provides platform for women in the creative space by using creativity and technology.
MyLoyal Tech International: A social network that connects people with their friends , enable them to meet new people and enable users monetize content outside of newsfeed.
The Campus Lady Magazine: The Campus Lady Magazine is a Kenyan based campus and college magazine that primarily targets the female university student with information on motherhood, innovations, fashion, mentorship, latest technology and fashion for the ladies to make informed choices on campus.