Kenya Leading DEMO Africa Startups Shortlist

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The organisers of DEMO Africa tech startups event  have released a shortlist of 40 startups from different countries in  Africa to be launched at DEMO Africa next month. And Kenya is leading with 14 startups on the shortlist, followed by South Africa with 11, Others  4 from Ghana, 3 from Nigeria, 2 Senegal, 2 Tanzania and Cameroon, Egypt, Uganda and Zimbabwe contributing 1 each:

Name of Startup

Entrepreneur

Country

eLimu Nivi Mukherjee Kenya
iPay Philip Nyamwaya Kenya
Kuza Mobile Pieter Nel South Africa
Sasa Africa Ella Peinovich Kenya
mKazi Nancy Wang Kenya
Mprep Kenya Kosgei Isaac Kenya
Evly Eric Edelstein South Africa
Gigham George Gally South Africa
KKYB Productions Kekeli Buckner Ghana
TaxTIm Evan Robinson South Africa
Maliyo Games Hugo Obi Nigeria
My Order Hilda Moraa Kenya
ProWork Francis Onwumere Nigeria
Firestring Alison Jacobson South Africa
Hewani Retail Thuo Herbert Kenya
Kuzima Michael Ocansey Ghana
mPawa Maxwell Donkor Ghana
MTI Support App Sean Venter South Africa
Mverified Patrick Innovator Kenya
MobiFlock Vanessa Clark South Africa
OzinboPay Sam Paapa Opoku Ghana
Djoss.tv Ndjientcheu Ngandjui Patrick Cameroon
mTracker Mwema Jacob Kenya
Qabila Media Productions Perihan Abou-Zeid Egypt
CrowdPesa Christian KAKOBA Kenya
Eskimi Vytautas Paukštys Nigeria
ExpenZa Wim Morris South Africa
Lipisha Martin Kasomo Kenya
Meka Mugume Collins Uganda
SkillPod Media Mark van Diggelen South Africa
People Input Serigne Barro Senegal
Framework One Stephan Pienaar South Africa
Kivuko Amiri Mziray Tanzania
Mlouma Aboubacar Sidy Sonko Senegal
MPayer Stella Njoki Kenya
Kytabu Tonee Ndungu Kenya
Rasello Natalino Mwenda Tanzania
Balefyre  Earl Joseph South Africa
dash2go Samuel Wanjohi Kenya
Virtual Bank Tawanda Kembo Zimbabwe

[pullquote]DEMO Africa is part of the “Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations ([email protected]) Partnership, an alliance which, according to their website, has been created to “enhance and deepen the startup and innovation ecosystems of targeted fast- growing African economies.” [email protected] is spearheaded by the US State Department and supported by Microsoft, DEMO, USAID, and Startup Weekend.[/pullquote]

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Kennedy Kachwanya
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