5 Startups Selected for iHub Fellowship Acceleration Program


5 startups have been selected to participate in the iHub Fellowship (iFellowship) Acceleration program giving them an opportunity for mentorship to grow their ideas into fully-fledged businesses.

iFellowship gave a call for applications in December last year and saw more than 180 innovators apply. Out of the 180, 30 entrepreneurs were accepted into the program as Incubation fellows.

Out of the 30 Incubation fellows, 5 startups who have MVPs or are running businesses already and want to scale them will be selected to join iHub and World Bank’s Traction Camp, joining 27 other startups from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia as part of the program’s second cohort.

The 5 startups that have been selected to join the program are;

Majik Water – creates a new source of affordable, clean drinking water for water scarce communities. They are harvesting clean drinking water from air in arid and semi arid areas in Kenya.

FarmIT – a mobile based platform that provides small scale horticultural farmers with agronomic information via SMS in real time depending on the crop life stage to help farmers produce quality and quantity horticultural crops and after the harvest, link them directly to large scale consumers to ensure they get good returns with an aim of improving their profits.

M-Shule–  a mobile learning platform in Africa that provides personalized educational tools to primary school students  through SMS. The platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized SMS learning support in Math and English, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance and confidence.

Paybobby.com– enables Small and Medium enterprises to automate back office activities using AI in order to increase profitability and realise dynamic growth.

SaveKubwa.com– enables you to get a personalised Motor insurance quotes in less than 3 minutes from multiple insurance companies, transparently compare and buy them all on their platform.