NIW.Startups is a platform for discovering and showcasing the new most promising startups in the region. It also seeks to attract the right investors to initiate funding conversations with the startups.
NIW.Startups is part of the annual Nairobi Innovation Week organized by stakeholders in the regional innovation ecosystem. In 2018, Nairobi Innovation Week will be held on 5th – 9th March. During that week 100 pitches will be staged and the 15 most promising of 2018 startups will be feted.
Here are all the companies pitching at the event.
CAPTURE Solutions Ltd, a startup that provides unique B2B ICT applications to companies in need to re-organize their processes was among the 100 startups selected to pitch at NIW.Startups under the agriculture category.
Casemo Foods, a manufacturing company producing a soilless growing medium to horticultural farmers was the second under agriculture.
The third, DACHAF, has developed a bio pesticide for small scale farmers to solve their pest problem using “Dane”, an affordable product that will be significant in the agricultural sector.
EnviBuzz Consule Limited employs Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae to bioconvert organic wastes to produce protein rich.
FarmIT wants to alleviate the vicious cycle among farmers by providing them with agronomic information via sms in a timely and reliable manner to ensure that farmers get good yields and of high quality and good markets.
Food rack is social enterprise working to ensure easy, access of quality food to urban suburbs dwellers with increased earning to small scale farmers.
ICOSEED turns banana stems leftover from harvesting into fibre that can be used to make fabrics for bags, purses or table mats.
International Research & Development Africa Ltd-We have successfully field trialled two varieties of high yield, 20 Tons/Sugar/Ha/5
months tropicalized sugar beet, compared with sugarcanes’ 7 Tons/sugar/Ha/18 months,for scaling profitably.
Levitation Dynamics exists to take our client’s eyes to the skies, and give them a whole new perspective on their business operations.
Sauti Africa leverages mobile technology to deliver trade & market information to East Africa SMEs, including clearing procedures, taxes, cross-border commodity prices & exchange rates.
Smart Shamba is an application that enables a farmer to be able to detect the disease that his crop has been infected with and get control measures that can help combat the disease
Taimba Ltd to Innovatively streamline and strengthen the agricultural value chain in order to give everyone equal opportunity to have access to affordable quality food across all urban cities in Kenya.
Trueways Enterprises Ltd is an agribusiness enterprise in the honey value chain
Africa Centre for Energy and My Company ACEES Limited is developing Savika Biojiko, a pellet using cookstove,
Environment Solutions to help Institutions in Kenya adopt the use of pellets as an alternative clean and green energy source
CIST-MUDHIERO SELF HELP designed a systematic approach that breaks down cellulose in water hyacinth into fermentable sugar units. A complicated process of breaking cellulose bonds due to lignin.
CREFF Energy Solutions offers energy and carbon management advisory services to small to medium-sized enterprises, to help them reduce on their energy costs and carbon footprint.
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Equatorial Energies Ltd. We are a renewable EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) company that specializes in solar energy solutions.
iControl-we developed a smart home solution that integrates an Artificial Intelligence to create a home that goes beyond the current smart home, a home that thinks and ca take care of itself.
Biomass Briquettes are a clean, affordable, and modern form of cooking and heating fuel, to households, hotels and institutions as an alternative to charcoal, firewood and kerosene in Uasin Gishu ..
Mazingira Safi Innovations is a registered limited company based in Nairobi with a passion of recycling plastic waste materials into paving blocks used in construction.
Qtron Industries Limited QIL focusses on 3D printing technology that is used in prototyping, data visualization and making figures (solid images) using materials from recycled plastic waste.
Sawacom concepts identifies innovations in the areas of housing,water and sanitation and transportation.
BETA Art is an online platform that is highlighting the growth of the Kenyan services ontemporary visual art space. We aim to document, educate, market and sell Kenyan visual art to a global audience
Chieftain Global, through it’s platform Arie Blue, aims to connect entrepreneurs, services, business leaders and young professionals to experts who can advise, guide and inspire them.
Custometrix Ltd, We help companies to easily measure and monitor customer experience to improve services and drive business growth.
Direxions Kenya is a new age tech company operating in the online digital segment services in Africa. The company aims to redefine the e-commerce space in Africa with its unique and novel online retail platform
E-pate Recovery Solutions helps connect people who have lost their personal services documents to people who have found these personal documents. We help people recover their national and school I.D.s.
eShopper is an ecommerce app that enables shoppers to shop from any of their favorite services retail stores from the comfort of their home of office and have the shopping delivered anywhere
Hao Finder Group is the convenience integrated accommodation and housing services access and management system of the 21st Century and future, fulfilling a need that will continue to exist into the future
LOYASOFT LTD or Loya is an android application that connects you to a lawyer/advocate from your services android phone as needed for all your legal needs.
Moot is the indispensable app that makes everyday shopping more personal and services rewarding. People use Moot every day to discover new products, plan shopping trips and earn rewards in stores.
M-sheria is a new product set to change the lives of millions of Kenyan road users services by offering a much needed service through mobile centric services. It gives motorists access to bail and …
MVMANT is a mobility on-demand solution that aims to contribute to solve the services traffic congestion problem, increase profitability and service quality of the existing Matatu system
Neucaton Technologies is a digital disruption company that offers to disrupt services ‘status quo’, drive change and invent technology led innovations that deliver a unique and exciting customer experience
Paybobby.com is an Eldoret based Artificial Intelligence technology solutions services provider to African based Small and medium enterprises and startups
Poa Internet has developed a highly disruptive approach to providing Internet to services underserved communities. The company uses a combination of unlicensed spectrum and light weight, solar powered WiFi equipment to drastically reduce capital and operating costs.
RIDE TRACKING SOLUTION are very passionate about providing comprehensive services solutions that assist our clients to monitor and secure their boda bodas and cars through three main platforms;
SaveKubwa,Using technology to solve the challenges faced by user trying to buy and manage services motor insurance in Kenya.
store17 is an end-user mobile application that allows users in and around Nairobi services to order fresh fruits and vegetables, and have it delivered to their homes.
www.hrexpert.co.ke-We provide an all-in-one HR management software which has everything a services company needs to effectively handle their HR processes.
Ebursary is a web based platform which connects bright needy african students to scholarships and bursaries
Gwiji Link provides a platform for entrepreneurs to access affordable professional skills.
L’earnerApp LLP provides a digital mobile platform that enables the African youths, to trade-off their knowledge-based; documents, audios, and videos. We redefine the term “learner” for the 21st century.
Maasaiduka is a fair trade social enterprise for artisans from 21+ villages,6 slums and refugees. We help them market high quality, unique crafts and ethnic art, while ensuring …
M-Shule is an affordable, SMS learning and data management platform, helping primary school students build 21st century skills through personalised lessons, powered through AI.
My Career Identity (MCI) LtdMCI is a startup which mentors and matches university undergraduates/graduates searching for paid or unpaid internships with employers by using a data-based scoring system.
Onesha is a freelance marketplace for Africa’s top creatives where businesses get access to a vetted and skilled pool of creatives at an affordable cost.
SmartLancer is a product aimed at improving the workflow and productivity of freelancers from finding prospects to getting paid.
Tutorgram is an online learning provider.We provide revision questions and answers for primary and high school students.Our content is accessible via our website.
Your Story Kenya is a platform that seeks to Inspire,Mentor and Transform the Youth through Stories. We do this to help smart and ambitious young Kenyans live their best lives.
Yusudi is a social enterprise bridging the skills gap between youth and the labor market by offering unique service package which includes skills training and on-the-job support to young people.
Cloud9xp-An online marketplace for leisure experiences.
GiG is an Event Management Platform (www.gig.co.ke) to help event organizers have an easy time managing their events. We help the organizers manage Event Registration, RSVPs .
Greer Designers customizes shoes through artistic designs giving our customers a different and unique shopping experience. Through this, we target the youth and teenagers.
Hela Game Real Time Stock Market simulation game playable on Social network or application, teaching you how to be a financial guru in a fun easy way.
Nakinda are a social entertainment platform where users can create, judge and join competitions.
TEP STUDIOS a photography and film company. Our vision is becoming the leading photography and media production with the ultimate goal of creating employment.
Turn App lets you Create & Discover Events you Love within your Location at no costs. We provide Enterprise Software Solutions down to the Smallest Event Organizers all over the World
Uzyma is a lifestyle services marketplace focused on providing users with refreshing weekend experiences by providing access to high quality peer-reviewed fitness, beauty professionals as well
Zikiletu is an online platform for selling and buying music.
Alternative Circle founded by Kevin Mutiso,30, (CEO) built a microlending app -SHIKA, that delivers loans to a users mobile money account in less than 30 seconds.
cash-less Banking An operator independent mwallet that allows anyone unbanked to undertake International cashless transactions. You link your wallet to a bank when you need credit.
Cytrone has developed a consumer and health financing platform to improve financial freedom for the under banked by the use of technology and broaden the scope of financing available
Grow My Hustle A reward crowdfunding site that enables individuals to contribute small amounts of money to projects run by creatives, startups and small businesses in return for a product or service
HillBreast is Kenya’s first complete Modern property management for Landlords, Property Agents, and Tenants. By bringing everything into one place we want to change the way renting works.
Lipa Solutions Many businesses send out bills via SMS. We build on this by allowing Mpesa users to reply to the SMS to trigger the payment process. They can confirm payment by simply entering their PIN.
Lipasafe online (escrow) service that, holds funds on behalf of buyers and sellers and disburses funds only after a successful transaction a successful delivery, therefore reducing fraud.
Marks Rate is an online peer to peer lending that finances small businesses on purchases or contracts by raising the funding required through the general public without the need for collateral
Mlinzi We are online escrow system that seeks to enable trust in online trades. We safeguard your transactions from many fraud risks.
MyInsuree is an insurance technology company providing solutions to improve efficiency in the customer acquisition cycle, policy management and claims reporting.
Odyssey Capital Limited. Odyssey Capital is a consumer finance organization leveraging financial inclusion by allowing people to pay for otherwise unaffordable smart devices in affordable monthly installments.
Pesa Pocket Easy crowdfunding and money transfer in a chat-like interface leveraging the power of M-PESA.
Twiga Loans My company is developing an online marketplace to help creditworthy borrowers, both individuals and businesses, connect faster and more efficiently to ready-to-lend micro-finances, …
Baobab Circle-Our AI based app empowers diabetics with the personalised knowledge and tools that they need to self-manage their condition and live a long, healthy life free of complications.
BEACON INC My company is Beacon Inc is developing Mobile Application to help deaf and people in low resource context access basic human service like education and health services
ConnectMed is leapfrogging traditional health delivery by providing an in-pharmacy primary care service that harnesses telehealth, POC diagnostics, & machine learning.
Dial a pad is a multifaceted platform that handles menstruation and SRHR holistically. Through our mobile app that has e commerce and chats with gynaes and smart pad dispensers.
Kenya Ceramic Project We produce water filters, made locally using clay and sawdust. They are certified by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Moi University.
Kulafiti – Diet Monitoring System is a software system that designed to help people monitor their diet and control lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Cancer
MAJIK WATER We are harvesting clean drinking water from air in arid and semi arid areas in Kenya. We have developed a prototype that harvest 10 liters of water in 24 hours in relative humidity of 55%
Medbit is a mobile health-tech solutions company that allows users to book doctors, healthcare specialists, and facilities in an intuitive, easy to use manner
OURS Africa is a paper-based rapid screening test for early diagnosis of breast cancer. The bio-sensing mechanism is implemented on genetically programmed paper, making it a non-invasive procedure
The Organic DJS is developing healthy living plans to help students of age 18 and 25 years in the university community to solve issues of weight loss or gain and normal dieting.
The Sixth Sense is a modern, hand-held mobility device for visually impaired people who want freedom of independent movement in the world.
Usalama app is a mobile platform that links people in distress such as crime,medical emergency and gender violence to emergency service firms by the tap of a button utilizing real time data
Transplant Education Kenya is a disabled peoples organization that aims to provide a voice, advocate changes, and streamline the process of receiving a transplant in Kenya
Uzima Health A mobile application to link the patients with the medical specialists. The app relays patient data to the core system that analyzes the results and relays to the doctors/specialists app.
Aberdare Agglomere Limited Based in Nyandarua County, Shamata Location.
Processors of Whole Butter-nut Pumpkins and Whole Red-Sweet Carrots into Powder.
G LOOSOL Our product is a portable toilet, best described as an adult potti,made from recycled plastic.The toilet comes with a commode as a support for the physically Challenged and the aged.
Hamira Treats Hamira specializes in the making of bespoke gluten and gluten free bakimg mixes, cakes, cookies and fondant. Our range of products include; Mandazi mixes, pancake mixes, mahamri mix, cake mix.
Juicy World is an organic fresh juice bar that aims to promote a healthier lifestyle By being the alternative to fast food and junk food outlets. We process both fresh fruits and vegetable juice
Kikai Foods is involved in value addition of bananas to provide snacks with low calories to urban population aged between 5-35 years to reduce effects of lifestyle diseases that come in old age
Kitui Enterprise Promotion KEPC is a for-profit entity that uses mango extracts to produce variety of products: mango juice, flakes, powder and flour which is fortified and sold to the locals at a cost effective price.
Komponent Engineering THe fourth Industrial revolution is here: IoT will be at its heart. Komponent engineering Hub will host and foster the best of talent in the hardware field that will come up with tomorrows’ …
Letterman Apparels Kenya Letterman Apparels (Kenya limited) is a customized branding, sports and outwears retailer set to offer the most comprehensive range of customized apparels selection in Kenya & Africa
Mhogo Foods is a company that processes cassava tubers into affordable gluten free flour.
Mwachaka Group Limited We aim to bring gourmet dining experiences to millions of Africans through our products, such that we can help mothers bring their husbands back home always in time for dinner.
Solutech Limited Solutech RMS enables manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers to increase their profits by providing them with transparency and efficiency in the field through their sales team.
Sweet and Dried Limited is a company that deals with drying of mangoes using solar dryer technology.