Ecodome will take home 2,000€ in cash offered by Qwant and 10000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info, Branding of Qwant’s homepage
Founded by startup magazine Startup.Info with the support of major international groups such as OCP, ENGIE, QWANT, FINANCE INNOVATION, PwC, Labs-NS-Avocats, Holmarcom Group, Royal Air Maroc, Growth Experts, the 2nd edition of the contest “Startup of the year Africa” saw more than 600 startups from 52 different countries took part, more than 12 000 online votes were gathered, and 41 million people reached on social media.
HydroIQ a virtual Water Network Operator founded by Brian Bosire & Victor Shikoli, brings intelligence in water distribution by preventing leakages on the network and automatic (mobile) billing a payment.
The firm will take home 10,000€ in Cash and a 10,000€ Visibility Pack.
Morocco’s Ecodome was took the QWANT PUBLIC CHOICE Award. Founded by Youness Ouazri, Ecodome Maroc produces ecotouristic housing made of natural soil in form of domes while Ivory Coast’s GRACE AGRICOLE DE COTE D’IVOIRE, founded by Brou Kouame Yves Laurent, GRACI is a startup aiming at the development of rice production in Ivory Coast. It proposes a program of production, certification and distribution of Improved Certified Seeds of rice.
Nigeria’s Peachwater Consulting founded by Okey Ibekwe Esse designs, manufactures and markets Powerstove clean cookstove that is smokeless and generates electricity with 70% less biomass fuel than competitors. The firm will take a 10,000€ Visibility Pack offered by Startup.info, visibility in ENGIE internal network, integration into entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of ENGIE.
South Africa’s Priyo won the PwC – JURY CHOICE AWARD. Founded by Palesa Mahlatji, PRIYO has developed a portable solar digital smart computer lab to train youth from underprivileged, under-resourced schools and communities in rural and peri-urban areas on how to use the computer. Priyo trains them in IT: End user computing, ICT, Digital Marketing and E-Learning and links job seekers to online employment opportunities.
Madagascar’s Project Alpha founded by Muriel RANDRIAMASIMANANA, is an event agency was also one of the winners for its video games and e-sport phenomena.