11 startups selected to Pitch Live at this year’s Africa Startup Summit in Kigali

Eleven startups from across the continent have been selected to pitch on stage to investors, corporates, media and other stakeholders at the second edition of the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali, Rwanda next month.

The second edition of the Africa Startup Summit, powered by Disrupt Africa, will take place at Africa Tech Summit Kigali on February 5-6, bringing together more than 600 stakeholders in the tech startup space across the continent to explore the opportunities and challenges within the ecosystem, while showcasing Africa’s abundant entrepreneurial talent.

The focus will be on encouraging collaboration, and creating connections between investors, corporates, stakeholders and startups.

As part of this mission, 11 startups that are active in sectors such as ed-tech, fintech, prop-tech, agri-tech, recruitment and waste management will pitch at the event.

The eleven startups set to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit are:

  • BAG Innovation (Rwanda): a digital platform that combines AI and gamification to simulate virtual internships and bridge the gap between the Academic and Business sectors;
  • OkwuEco (Nigeria): a marketplace that helps users to buy, sell, trade or recycle their solid waste from anywhere, without payment, language or location barriers;
  • M-Lugha App (Kenya): translates the Kenyan school syllabus into indigenous languages for rural, nomadic and pastoral communities, improving quality of education;
  • HouseAfrica (Nigeria): uses blockchain technology to digitise land ownership verification for banks and mortgage companies, increasing access to loans for home buyers;
  • MarketForce (Kenya): connects Africa’s informal retail shops directly to suppliers of consumer goods and financial services;
  • The Awareness Company (South Africa): uses data-driven storytelling to help organisations make sense of multiple sources of information from people, sensors and systems to get a clear picture and make quick and effective decisions;
  • Limestart (Nigeria): boosts financial inclusion for unbanked small businesses in Africa’s informal sector by helping them digitise transaction records and collect flexible digital payments;
  • M-omulimisa (Uganda): a virtual online consultation platform for smallholder farmers, also offering agro insurance services;
  • Talents Arena (Egypt): an online recruitment platform that helps growing companies find the ideal tech talent matching their needs;
  • ThankUCash (Nigeria): provides infrastructure for rewards and loyalty for banks and businesses across Africa;
  • Riby (Nigeria): helps communities, cooperatives and trade groups digitise their operations and get access to financial services through its digital platforms and offline channels.

The selected startups will also have the opportunity to attend the rest of the event, which features two other summits, and take part in the wide variety of workshops, discussions and networking sessions taking place over the three days.

Tickets to attend Africa Tech Summit Kigali are currently on sale here.

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