Kejahunt.com, a promising online real estate agency has been announced winner of UberPITCH Nairobi in a move that signifies its growing importance among young professionals in the low and middle income bracket who detest the infamous property agents.
Kejahunt was named the winner because “their idea was innovative, their execution was excellent and their pitch was polished,” according to the judges.
“We were incredibly impressed by every startup we saw, and choosing just one winner was a serious challenge. However, after close review and calibration of our judge’s scores, we are thrilled to announce Kejahunt,” added the judges who included 88mph’s Nikolai Barnwell, Katie Sarro, Director of Business Development, at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST); Mikul Shah, Founder & CEO of the award winning EatOut portal the region’s largest restaurant guide & booking engine; Aaron Fu, Managing Partner, Nest Africa and an experienced former banker and Ranjith Cherickel a former hard-core techie who has led close to a billion dollar sales targets at top firms including Nokia Siemens Networks, Skype, Verizon Wireless.
There were over 500 requests to meet the venture capitalists who were riding in Ubers’, Kejahunt beat ideas like Banta Shoes (an e-retailer that can deliver stylish men’s shoes in just 24-hours, at half the price of other stores), Ujirani (an app that brings neighbours together) and ENT Mobile (software that turns human conversation on social media and mobile platforms into actionable and quantifiable data).
Kejahunt will be sponsored by Pivot East to participate in high-impact workshops that can put their business’ growth potential into overdrive. These workshops will include business coaching, mentorship sessions and investor relations discussions targeted at the promising new ventures. The winners will also receive Ksh 15,000 in Uber credits so they can arrive at future pitches, meetings and deals in style.
Joshua Mutua, CEO and co-founder Kejahunt told TechMoran, “We participated so we could get access to Pivot East high-impact trainings. Feels good to win and we are glad to have got the chance to pitch as the investors gave us invaluable feedback which we’ll incorporate in our business to take it to the next level.”
During the four hours when the UberPITCH was operational the five venture capitalists and the pitching teams spent seven minutes together in an Uber.