Tandaa Grants 2012 Winners:

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And the winners are:

Company category (Ksh4.1 million)

1 .Entertainment

Winner : MTAA-  A Uniquely Kenyan Mobile Game by  Afroes Company Limite

2.  Education and Training

Winner: ‘DISC’ Digital Science Cloud- Animation of Secondary school Science subjects. To be available in Kiswahili and English by Cyber School Technology Solutions Ltd

3. Law and Order

Winner:  Traffic Police And Inspection Mobile Phone Application- A tool for improving road safety and efficiency in traffic compliance by E-Motion Technology Limited

4. Law and Order

Winner:  Mtracker: Laptop and Car tracking device on mobile by Fomobi Solutions by Gruppo Potente Ltd


5. Tourism

Winner:  Onspot Stories-Mobile Audio Travel Guides- Audio travel guide via mobile

6. Agriculture

Winner:  SWARM Database- Web-based management of honey farming by Honey Care Africa

7. Agriculture

Winner: Smartfarmer – Information portal for farmers by Guliyo Limited

8. Wholesale and Retail Trade?

Kuza Biashara – Equip SME’s with skills accessible on web and mobile by Iridium Interactive Limited

9. Communication

Winner: Expansion of Government IVR System – Government VOIP system to handle customer feedback by Jibu-Tel Company Ltd

10. Film/TV

Winner: 50 years of Kenyan Independence – Digital Compilation of Kenya’s History by Kenyan History and Biographies Company Ltd

11. Communication

Winner:  Bringing the Diaspora- Expand platform for diasporas to top up loved ones phones by Mamamikes

12. Water & Sanitation

Winner: Web Based Application for Reading Water Meters- Apps to help get exact water bills by Rural Focus Limited

13. Financial Services

Winner: COMMS-Chama Online Management and Mobile System- Chama Management System by Sharper Innovations Ltd

14. Health Care Delivery

Winner: Integrated Web And Mobile Enabled Continuing Professional Development Platform- Platform for health workers to network and upgrade skills by Synergy Informatics

15. History

Winner: Creating E-Books from Unpublished Oral and Written Literature Around Kenya- Recording Oral Literature through an online platform and e-books by The CAN-DO Company

16. Tourism

Winner:  MICE Business Tourism – Conferencing events Portal by Websimba Ltd

17. Entertainment-Film

Winner: Simiyu Samurai- Kung Fu Local Web film by Xmedia

18. Education and training

Winner: Yearbooks & Photography Clubs For schools- Using web platform to teach photography and create year book by Yeeboo Ltd

19. Financial Services

Winner: Pay4us – Micro-banking and saving via mobile money by Zege Technologies Ltd

20.Financial Services

Winner: Tenders Unlimited Government Procurement Portal- Summary of all Government tenders in one portal by Zeninvest Ltd

21. Wholesale and Retail Trade?

Winner: Development & Implementation of a Local Internet Payment Gatewa- Internet payment gateway that accept online payments from buyers using their locally issued debit cards  by Paysure Ltd


Individuals ($10,000)


Winner: +254sportslite- Apps for Information on local sports by Alex Kanyatieno

2. Tourism

Winner: Solution To Help Local Hotels Sell Distressed Inventory (Unoccupied Rooms)- System to sell unoccupied rooms through Priceline.com by Boniface Murigu

3. Entertainment

Winner: The Kenya Game Developers Initiative- Provide local games by Brian Kinyua

4. Gender, Youth and Vulnerable Groups?

Winner:  Let’s Talk About Child Sexual Abuse: What Every Girl And Boy Should Know: A life Skills Guide For Parents And Children- Digital content on sexual abuse by Cecilia Njoroge

5. Food and Nutrition

Winner: Tastebuds – Healthy recipes on mobile by Harun Mwangi

6. Education and Training

Winner: Kenyan Sign Language Dictionary Online- Online self-taught Kenya sign Language by Hudson Asiema

7. Social Equity and Poverty Reduction

Winner: Juakali -Linking casual laborers to customers online by Judith Owigar

8. Gender, Youth and Vulnerable Groups

Winner: Fundvijana: Online Youth Group Funding Platform – Linking Youth groups with potential investors/donors by Sam Kariu


 Matching Grants ($150,000)

Winner: Virtual City Researcher- Community health research & demographic surveillance
via Mobil Solutions by Virtual City Ltd


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Kennedy Kachwanya
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Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
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