Pivot East 2012 and the Winner Is: Ma3Racer (KE)
And the overall winner of Pivot East 2012 is Ma3Racer (KE)… Ma3Racer is a racing game set on the busy Nairobi highways. It is the first in a series of games created by Planet Rackus. Planet Rackus is a collaboration of likeminded individuals who have an inspired vision and shared passion for telling Kenyan, East African and Pan African stories through a sustainable Digital Entertainment Framework.
And the other winners are:
For the Financial Services: The Winner: School Bursar (KE)
SchoolBursar by Fomobi Solutions streamlines the process of receiving and managing payments through M-Pesa. It performs real-time analysis and generation of reports for each student, sends reminders to parents and guardians who have fee deficits and alerts the administrator and principals of the same.
Head of Business Development:
Responsible for operations of the company, covering; forging cooperate partnerships, financial management and human resource.
Kasomo M. Martin
Head of Product Development
Responsible for product development, installations and maintenance. He is in-charge of the development team, software and hardware.
Head of Sales and Marketing
She is responsible for sales, advertising, customer enrollment and relations in addition to public relations.
Their Pitch Video
Utilities: The Winner is : MafutaGo! (UG)
Helps users find the nearest fuel stations with the prices and Services that best suit their needs. As it is in Kenya the pump prices fluctuate now and then. MafutaGo! is a great app to help in sorting out the mess.
Remo Samuel Paul
Jingo Wasaka Kisakye
Duke Daniel Odongo
The Pitch Video
Business and resource: The Winner is : Easy Order (UG)
SMS based ordering and supply chain management application that simplifies the way customers order for goods from manufacturers and distributors. Done by Afrocyber Inc
I like this quote from Easy order website “Take the human element out of order processing let easyorder receive your orders even after office hours” . They also have a mapping module which allows the customers to know the exact locations of where their orders are coming from to help in planned delivery..
Mobile Society: The Winner is mPrep (KE)
An SMS-based study solution for students, teachers, and schools by M-Prep Ltd. MPrep is a Khan Academy for the bottom of the pyramid. It is a platform that gives students access to quality study materials aligned to local content using ubiquitous mobile devices. They aim at giving schools access to meaningful data about the students.According to their website “We believe that even schools that don’t have access to the internet yet deserve quality educational materials too”
Toni Maraviglia CEO:
Toni has been a teacher/educator for over 7 years and holds a Masters in Teaching. In 2008, she started a successful pay-for-performance educational program in rural Nyanza. Toni is a strong supporter of ICT in education, co-founding the EdTech Meetup Group in Nairobi.
Chris Asego, Operations Director
Chris is a graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University, working his way from a student in the Kibera Slums.
Kago Kachiri, Developer
Developer of web and mobile applications ranging from simple websites to complex mobile systems and owner of an online hosting firm, MiliQi Networks. Has a passion for new and challenging projects and ideas, poetry and discovering new things about the world
Mike Milanya, Content Director
Michael is an expert upper primary teacher at the highly respected school, Nairobi Primary. He helped lead his students to a 97% percent passing rate on the KCPE in 2010. In 2010 Nairobi Primary was the highest performing primary school in Kenya.
Isaac Kosgei, Operations Associate.
Isaac is an influential, young entrepreneur that graduated from University of Egerton with a degree in Agri-Business. Isaac’s experience ranges from working as a translator at Wikipedia to administrative support for Bridge International Academies.
The Pitch Video
Entertainment: The Winner is : Ma3Racer (KE)
Ma3Racer is the first in a series of games created by Planet Rackus.
Planet Rackus is a collaboration of likeminded individuals who have an inspired vision and shared passion for telling Kenyan, East African and Pan African stories through a sustainable Digital Entertainment Framework.
Creative director and lead game Artist/designer.
Duncan Aidoh Onyango.
Lead flash and Mobile games developer.
Lead developer and head of technology.
Front end developer.
Development, design and motion graphics.
Link to the game: http://www.ma3racer.com/home/about_us