Solomon Kitumba, team lead at Swipe 2 Pay. (Photo Credit: YouTube Images)
Solomon Kitumba, team lead at Swipe 2 Pay. (Photo Credit: YouTube Images)

Three (3) Ugandan startups, CoinPesa, RoundBob, and Swipe 2 Pay were among the twenty-two (22) startups chosen from the 1,004 application that were submitted, to participate in the second annual Startupbootcamp Africa – accelerator programme.

The StartupBootCamp accelerator program is focused on high-growth startups in blockchain technology, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, eCommerce, retail tech, insurance tech, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioral analytics and enabling technologies.

The accelerator is anchored by leading corporate sponsors including; Old Mutual, RCS, BNP Paribas, Nedbank and PwC, and global sponsors Google, Amazon, and Cisco that support and grow the program and selected startups.

The 22 startups selected from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Ireland, and Ghana, will be narrowed down to 10 startups that will be selected to join the 2018 cohort of the accelerator programme. Over the span of the two selection days i.e. from July 11th to 12th, the startups will have the opportunity to present their pitches to sponsors, investors, thought leaders, industry experts, business men and women.

The selection of the 10 will take place at the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa

The 3 Ugandan startups are represented by Suleiman Murunga (CoinPesa), David Gonahasa (RoundBob), and Solomon Kitumba (Swipe 2 Pay).

1. RoundBod
RoundBob is an online platform that provides the market varied travel content built across demanded thematic areas. They leverage the travel wallet to negotiate the best deals on Trip packages, Flights, Hotels, activities all over the world.

2. CoinPesa
CoinPesa is an online money transfer platform that uses Blockchain technology – allows its users to access digital currencies from any web enabled device. The team aims at boosting convenience for its customers, by integrating their system with mobile money.

3. Swipe 2 Pay
Swipe 2 Pay is a financial management application (Available for Android users) which enables SME’s accept both card and mobile money as a mode of payment and not only to accept payments but also make sense of their sales data, as a smarter of thinking about and running your business.

According to the team, their solution goes beyond payment processing in that it includes a free point-of-sale app and a free business intelligence portal, enabling business owners to monitor their store performance.