Three Nigerian startups have been named alongside eight others in the third cohort of the Africa Startup Initiative program, an accelerator program by Startupbootcamp Afritech and leading telecom giant Telecel Group.
The program will take place in Dakar, Senegal, and startups will be hosted at the D-hub, – a space commissioned by DER/FJ. The participants of this program will undergo intensive coaching and support training for three months. The core purpose of this training is for their growth to be monitored and accelerated with benefits worth $750,000
The 11 startups from countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Morocco, will also have access to the global Accelerator Squared platform, which has a complete library of content, group workshops, 1:1 mentoring, collaborative sessions with Entrepreneurs in Residence, and invite-only discussion forums with founders from around the globe.
The Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) aims to support the next generation of early-stage African tech startups disrupting key industry verticals, including FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, Climate-tech, eCommerce, Digital Health, and CleanTech, Mobility, Micro-leasing, and digitizing the informal economy.
Eleanor Azar, Executive Deputy of the Group and ASIP Director, said:”
Meet the startups that will be joining the 2023 ASIP cohort 3
PharmaServ automates the process of sales orders, tracking sales team performance, and reconciling incoming purchase orders, payments, and invoices for health brands. This labour-intensive process is still predominantly manual for most local companies in emerging markets.
Parkwell Is a Nigerian online sharing platform that matches drivers with available, safe parking spaces and helps property owners list their parking spaces for optimum use. The digital parking platform integrates parking facilities and connects them to mobile for a seamless experience.
JandtoGidi is a Nigerian Logistic startup that offers a wide range of services like seamless international and local deliveries. They deliver via Air, Road and Sea transport. The startup’s speciality is widely ranged in Bulk deliveries, Couriers, Sea freight, Technology, SME, and so on.
Sodishop is a marketplace, an online sales and purchase platform, present in 4 countries in West Africa, we deliver thousands of orders per month across Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire.
BD Waste is a Ghanaian GreenTech startup that combines fintech and sustainability to recover plastic waste from communities. Their Digicycle product allows customers to receive credit directly into their digital wallets for disposing of plastic waste. This credit can purchase data packages, airtime, food items, stationery, and health insurance.
Limawa startup, whose Senegalese founder operates in Côte d’Ivoire, aims to tackle the issues of food conservation and transportation through solar-powered split air conditioners that can reach -2°C. It offers an innovative and cost-efficient alternative to industrial compressors for the cold chain industry. This solution is suitable for trucks, containers, and trailers.
Moja Ride has made its mission to enable better and cleaner mobility services to African cities by making financing easy and accessible for all transportation professionals. Drivers and transport companies can easily qualify for new car loans and repairs by simply working with Moja Ride’s advanced digital fare payment and booking technologies.
Safe Track allows a 75% reduction in water consumption for irrigation at 20% of the price of its competitors. Their IoT solution of geolocation and monitoring is 100% mobile, has simple maintenance and does not require any IT infrastructure.
Chestify AI Labs provides an AI platform with a highly accurate algorithm for diagnosing chest X-Ray pathologies. Two-thirds of the world’s population of over 5 billion people have no access to a radiologist and radiologic diagnostic support tools. Chestify’s mission is to aggressively tackle the socio-economic and health distress created by inadequate radiology Infrastructure and fewer radiologists in Africa.
Yeoonema is a social e-commerce platform that offers a frictionless, unique, and simplified experience to e-buyers who desire quality products and B2B players who offer their clients a full global e-commerce experience.
Kayanda Africa (Kenya)
Kayanda Africa is a fintech platform that provides businesses and individuals with convenient and reliable money transfer solutions. The startup has a network of agents, API gateway, and various access channels such as USSD, Mobile App & WhatsApp Chatbots, making the services customizable and dependent on the users’ needs.
The ASIP Accelerator powered by SBC AfriTech will culminate in a Demo Day on 25 May 2023, where startup founders will pitch their disruptive solutions to a broad audience of media, investors, corporate partners, and industry stakeholders.