East Africa’s premiere mobile startup’s pitching competition and conference came to an end yesterday, ending a long, intense and exciting two days of pitching and several months of planning. The competition kicked off early this year with outreaches across East Africa. Here are the winners of Pivot East 2013.

Mobile Society  Category

Kytabu
Irene Kagwa of Uganda Communications Commission awarding the Kytabu Team, Dr. Ndun’gu and Tonee Ndung’u

Kytabu: A micro-leasing textbook subscription application that enables students to get just the material they need to learn, when they need it, wherever they are and pay for just that piece of content while they have it. From Kenya

 Mobile Enterprise Category

Ivan Lumula Of Microsoft awarding Mikul Shah and Johann Jenson of Sleepout
Ivan Lumula Of Microsoft awarding Mikul Shah and Johann Jenson of Sleepout

SleepOut.com: Web and SMS-driven booking process connects both commercial and peer-to-peer hosts with guests and agents. From Kenya

 Mobile Entertainment Category

Kola Studio's Team
Kola Studio’s Team

Kola Studios: Matatu, is a two-player card game based on the popular Ugandan game played with a pack of cards.The game can be played on Mobile (Android) and on Facebook. From Uganda

 Mobile Finance Category

Erik Hersman giving Geoffrey Ndosi of Go Finance the trophy
Erik Hersman giving Geoffrey Ndosi of Go Finance the trophy

GO Finance Company Ltd: GO, leverages business value chains & technology to provide MSMEs at the base of the pyramid. From Tanzania

 Mobile Utility Category

Agatha Gikunda of Intel with Laban Okune and Mark Ngetich of Ma3Route
Agatha Gikunda of Intel with Laban Okune and Mark Ngetich of Ma3Route

Ma3Route: Ma3Route, crowd-sources for traffic and transport information from locals in order to provide users with up-to-date information that can inform their movements. From Kenya.

Source: PivotEast