A Look At The Top 10 Women-Led Startups 2022
This year’s top 10 teams were selected from a pool of over 350 start-ups that had applied for the program. This program, which is in its 5th cohort has attracted over 1,800 applicants, trained over 40 entrepreneurs, and funded 20 women-led startups. The education, mentorship, coaching, and funding have been powered by Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with @iBizAfrica- Strathmore University.
The enterprises were shortlisted based on criteria such as demonstrated capacity to execute, clearly defined roles, balanced skill set (team lead, business development, product development, and marketing), leveraging technology, availability of Market opportunity, and potential socioeconomic impact in Kenya.
The 10 enterprises who will be starting the 12 weeks of mentorship @iBizAfricathe Women in Tech 2022 are:
Pure Purple: Pure Purple is a footwear and accessories brand based out of Nairobi Kenya. The company first started out on an import and retail model and has transitioned that to a more prominent manufacture local model in response to solving the statistic that leather is one of the most globally traded commodities and Africa holds a 20% share of this.
SIAGO: An e-commerce fashion store that makes and sells unique, luxury, free-size dresses targeting the 30+-year-old, plus-size, career woman. The store sells; Kaftans, Abayas, Boubou dresses, Deras, Free dresses, Kimonos, and coverups.
Aurora Health Systems: The entity largely bases its services on technology. Aurora has a wearable medical device that uses wireless technology to continuously monitor heart rate and abnormal ECG findings. Data is generated in real-time and linked to smartphones for a period of 21 days thus preventing acute cardiac conditions.
SowPrecise: The company designs, installs, sets up, and maintains smart IoT hardware and software solutions that ensure the farmers use the right input at the right time for maximum production. SowPrecise offers online and real-time packages that reduce risks and improves production in farming tailored for the African farmer.
Learning Differently Limited: A learning intervention platform tailor-made to support students/learners with learning disabilities. The courses/training equips parents, teachers, and caregivers with practical learnings that they can incorporate to support their learners.
GoBEBA Everything Ltd: GoBEBA offers online retail of household essentials delivered within an hour. They use technology to provide convenience, reduce costs as well as use machine learning for demand planning and delivery optimization.
ON MY MIND: A Women’s startup supporting breastfeeding moms with low milk supply to meet their breastfeeding goals, while also promoting their health and wellness by value addition to organic and wholesome products i.e. (herbal teas and lactation cookies)
Keyara Botanics: A skincare label that creates products that take care of your skin naturally with raw materials sourced from African farmers which are rich and of healing quality.
Sello Designs: A social business that designs and makes sustainable, durable, and timeless bags using leather and kitenge fabric.
DigiPath Africa: A Digital Marketing agency that helps organizations and individuals navigate their way online and take their products and services to existing/ new customers.