Wednesday 16 th 2016 at AfricaCom, 9 Mobile Tech startups will pitch for funding and seeking to build partnerships with telcos from across Africa for potential integration opportunities with big corporations.
The startups, from MTN Mobile Tech Bootcamp Powered by Nest were guided through their business growth and development with the help of business mentoring from MTN, industry thought leaders and Nest senior executives as well as other partners and come from various countries across Africa.
- Lakheni – Cape Town, South Africa.
Lakheni is a group buying company that supports communities by buying goods and services together to obtain them at lower prices.
Founders:Nokwethu Khojane, CEO, and Lauren Drake, COO.
- Blissful – Nairobi, Kenya.
Blissful is a platform that connects suppliers in the weddings & events industry to customers.
Founder: Ben Maina, CEO.
- Crowdcoin – Cape Town, South Africa.
Crowdcoin is a payment gateway that enables customers to use airtime to make payments, accept card & airtime payments and transact using the app and USSD.
Founder: Kearabiloe Ledwaba, CEO.
- Timbuktu – Cape Town, South Africa.
Timbuktu is an Android app that provides a simple, low-data, grocery shopping service that aims at making online retail accessible to new customers.
Founder: Petrus Janse vanResburg, CEO.
- Tutorfy – Cape Town, South Africa.
Tutorfy is an online curated marketplace that connects students in primary, high school and university with home tutors.
Founder:Nathier Abrahams, CEO.
- Oliza – Nairobi, Kenya
Oliza is a hyper-local online platform with an airtime recharge app calledOcharge that rewards users with discount vouchers and deals from Kenya’s top brands.
Founder: Pratik Kumar, CEO.
- Uthini – Cape Town, South Africa
Uthini is a platform that enables language learning through real human interactions, and custom-developed learning courses.
Founder: Miguel A. Da Costa, CEO.
8. Mindsky – Kigali, Rwanda & Nairobi, Kenya.
Mindsky is an online talent marketplace that connects top job seekers to top employers in East Africa.
Founders: Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, CEO and Anastasia Uglova, MD.
Pelichat – Cape Town, South Africa
Pelichat is an anonymous social media app that enables user to connect to those nearby. In a world where social media is primarily identity driven,Pelichat brings an experience which is interest driven and location based giving users the most relevant experience and content.