Pivot East 2012 and the Winner Is: Ma3Racer (KE)

Written by

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.

Team Members

Mwema Jacob
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.

Carol Muchai
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.

Team Members
Muranga James

Software Developer

Remo Samuel Paul
Software Developer

See also  Google announced The Africa Android Challenge 2012

Jingo Wasaka Kisakye
Software Developer

Muhatsi Shaffic
Software Developer

Duke Daniel Odongo
Project Development

Ampaire Christine
Project Managment

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..

Team Members

Billy Kaye
C.E.O/Co-founder

Gilbert Rutatiina
C.T.O/Co-founder

Damalie Muwonge
Project Manager

Warren Matovu
Software Developer

Festo Muwanguzi
Software Developer

Website http://www.afrocyber.com/easyorder/

 

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”

Team Members

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.

See also  Kenya is currently vulnerable to Digital TV blackout

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.

Team Members.

Mwaura Kirore.
Creative director and lead game Artist/designer.

Duncan Aidoh Onyango.
Lead flash and Mobile games developer.

Joe Njeru
Lead developer and head of technology.

Roger Tenenmberger
3D artist

Philip Ranja
Front end developer.

Jimmy Gitonga
Development, design and motion graphics.

Link to the game: http://www.ma3racer.com/home/about_us

What is your opinion on the topic?
Article Categories:
TECHNOLOGY