Finance and Banking innovations dominate top thirty technology startups to pitch at DEMO Africa 2015

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Ahead of DEMO Africa 2015 to be held at Nigeria from the 21st of September to the 25Th,  the startup challenge programme has released a list of the thirty participating start-ups from across Africa. Where over 500 guests including investors, IT buyers, IT consumers and media are expected.

Last year’s giant, Nigeria, tops the list again with 8 representatives followed by Kenya with 6. South Africa is third with 3 representatives while Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and Zimbabwe each have two. Uganda, Tanzania and new comer, Ivory Coast, will each be represented by 1 start-up. The presence of Ivory Coast on the list of giants is a strong signal that more African nations are warming up to the ability of the continent to craft her own solutions to various needs.

The highest represented category on the 2015 list is Finance and Banking with 8 products. Other popular categories include Education, Transport and Logistics, Retail, Communication and Media and entertainment.

There has been a notable increase of products in this year’s edition as compared to past years therefore indicating more effort towards creation of Africa generated solutions. The 30 start-ups have been selected from a list of over 600 hundred applicants with four earning direct nominations during the DEMO Africa pre-pitch events.

The selected start-ups will now be placed under a mentorship programme which will run till September 22nd 2015. This programme is aimed at sharpening the pitching skills of the entrepreneurs readying them for the DEMO Africa stage. More people continue to book their slots to witness the unveiling of the selected thirty products.

The event will be co-hosted by DEMO Africa, Nigerian Ministry of Communication Technology and National Information Technology Agency-Nigeria in collaboration with [email protected] partnership and VC4Africa.

Here is the list of the Startups expected to pitch at DEMO Africa 2015;

 Company  Entrepreneur  Category  Country
1 Koomza Longchi Gide Kanouo Education Cameroon
2 Feem Wifi Fritz Ekwoge Ekwoge Communication Cameroon
3 LockName Mourad Ashry Transport &Logistics Egypt
4 Raye7 Egypt
5 Zeepay Mobile Financial Services Andrew Takyi-Appiah Finance & Banking Ghana
6 Flippy Campus Educatiom Ghana
7 Airshop Francis Yapobi Retail Ivory Coast
8 InsureAfrika Gagan Hayer Finance & Banking Kenya
9 Abacus Joel Macharia Finance & Banking Kenya
10 SimbaPay Nyasinga Onyancha Finance & Banking Kenya
11 ENT Mobile Andrew Kamau Communication Kenya
12 Bitsoko Daniel Bloch Finance & Banking Kenya
13 BambaPOS Karogi Kamau Retail Kenya
14 Shield Finance Finance & Banking Kenya
15 LipaPlus Ndeeri Macharia Finance & Banking Kenya
16 Mavis Computel Limited Chizaram Ucheaga Education Nigeria
17 OgaVenue Andrew Airelobhegbe Transport &Logistics Nigeria
18 Talking Bookz Kolapo Ogungbile Educatiom Nigeria
19 CarpartsNigeria Automobile Ltd Ade Oladapo Transport &Logistics Nigeria
20 Zuvaa Kelechi Anyadiegwu Retail Nigeria
21 SmartEdu Molawi Adesuyi Education Nigeria
22 PoshRite Chidimma Nwankwo Media & Entertainment Nigeria
23 iKon Tracker Adedayo Charis Communication Nigeria
24 Edge Books Daniel Oluwagbemiga ben-Daniel Retail South Africa
25 Bozza Media Emma Kaye Media & Entertainment South Africa
26 Eco-mc2 Compressed Air Hydraulic Energy Storage Magriet Leaper Energy South Africa
27 Tango TV Victor Joseph Media & Entertainment Tanzania
28 Roundbob David Gonahasa Other Uganda
29 IPC eProductivity Lovemore Jokoya Finance & Banking Zimbabwe
30 RoadRules Transport &Logistics Zimbabwe

 

 

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Winfred Kuria
Winfred Kuria is a self-constituted web content writer in charge of Tech News and Events Publicity at Kachwanya.com. She will communicate in the simplest way possible with an aim of changing the world one mind at a time.
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