10 Tech Startups Selected To Pitch At Africa Startup Summit

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli
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The Africa Startup Summit is set to take place in Kigali, Rwanda this month with a diverse slate of startups selected to pitch from Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Egypt, Angola, Mauritius and Ivory Coast.

The businesses will showcase their ideas to more than 400 investors, corporate partners, accelerators and stakeholders.

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From a crowd-farming platform to financial services providers and mobility-as-a-service apps, the selection of business ideas on offer touch on a key sectors across Africa that are ripe for disruption.

Disrupt Africa is a sponsor of the event.

Here are the 10 tech startups selected to pitch live at the Africa Startup Summit.

Appy Saude

Angolan startup Appy Saude is a large digital health portal that helps users connect with healthcare professionals. The app allows users to access information such as services offered, medical specialities covered, insurance accepted, as well as the contact details of the over 2,000 medical facilities listed, throughout Angola, according to DisruptAfrica.

Complete Farmer

Ghanaian agritech company Complete Farmer is a crowd-farming platform that enables users to own agricultural land and manage it remotely from their devices. At the end of 2018 Demo Africa, a firm that runs pitching contests for African tech companies in search of investment and exposure, selected Complete Farmer as one of five startups traveling to Silicon Valley as part of the Lions Africa Innovation Tour.

DéMars

Mauritius-based DéMars is the first blockchain infrastructure platform built in Africa, for Africans. The firm builds solutions to enable fast, secure and efficient micro transactions on mobile phones, with the goal of reducing the frictional cost of money and providing affordable and accessible financial services to the under-banked, according to ICOholder.

Exuus

Rwandan fintech startup Exuus leverages the power of collective saving and the use of a credit scoring model to boost financial inclusion. The Rwandan government is on a drive to teach its people the value and importance of saving, and this digital platform empowers low-income earners to be able to save, according to CNBCAfrica.

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African tech startups will pitch live at Africa Startup Summit. Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash

Jetstream Africa

Ghanaian tech startup Jetstream Africa is a data-driven supply chain platform that simplifies global logistics for African suppliers. The platform allows international food buyers in particular, easier access to African smallholder farmers and processors, according to Crunchbase.

Leaf

Another of the fintech startups out of Rwanda is Leaf, a virtual banking platform that uses blockchain technology to cater for refugees. The company aims to secure economic identities for the refugees through the storing and transporting of assets across borders using blockchain, according to their website.

Moja Ride

Building on the global trend of transport-focused tech startups, Ivory Coast’s Moja Ride is a mobility-as-a-service platform integrating local payment solutions and modes of transportation to help users find, book and pay for transport in their chosen city, according to a press release.

OZÉ

Ghanaian startup OZÉ is a mobile platform that empowers African small business owners to make data-driven decisions to improve their performance and access to capital. The apps alerts and calculations help business owners to have a clearer picture of their business financies, according to their website.

RideSafe

RideSafe is a Kenyan emergency response service that uses a micro-insurance financing model running on a decentralized blockchain application. RideSafe has previously received an undisclosed funding from Aeternity Ventures as part of Aeternity’s Starfleet incubator program in 2018, according to Bitcoinke.

7keema

Egypt tech startup 7keema is an on-demand home nursing services platform using mobile, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and telehealth technologies to connect patients with nurses. This innovative sustainable solution provides the patient with the care they require, and nurses with higher incomes. 7keema was the winner of the Seedstars Cairo competition last year, according to EgyptInnovate.