(Photo Credit: Photogenix Studio)
(Photo Credit: Photogenix Studio)

Kigali, Rwanda will from 13th to 15th Feb. host the Africa Tech Summit—that will see industry leaders, stakeholders exploring the opportunities and challenges within the ecosystem, while showcasing investment opportunities.

Speaking of opportunities, the organizers of the event—supported by the Ministry of ICT, Rwanda, have given a chance for African startups to pitch live during the event. The Call of application started in Dec. 2018 to a deadline—of 11th Jan. 2019 to pitch at the dubbed Africa Startup Summit. From a pool of submission, 10 startups have been selected. They get the chance to pitch before an audience of over 400+ investors, corporate partners, accelerators and media.

In addition, they’ll also have the opportunity to attend the rest of the event—which features three summits, and take part in the wide variety of workshops, discussions and networking sessions.

Startup website; Disrupt Africa are driving the entire pitch event.

“We’re confident the businesses we’ve selected are a strong representation of the high levels of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within the African tech space, and look forward to showcasing them to potential partners and investors at the event,” Disrupt Africa, Co-Founder; Gabriella Mulligan said in a statement.

The call for applications was open to tech-enabled startups operating in any/all fields.

The 10 startups selected include;

  1. 7keema (Egypt)
    An on-demand home nursing services platform using mobile, AI, VR and telehealth technologies to ensure peace of mind for patients and higher incomes for nurses.
  2. Appy Saude (Angola)
    The largest digital health portal of Angola, allowing users to identify and book healthcare service providers.
  3. Complete Farmer (Ghana)
    A crowd-farming platform that enables users to own agricultural land and manage it remotely from their devices.
  4. DeMars (Mauritius)
    A next generation mobile phone payments network for small micro payments built using the latest blockchain technology.
  5. Exuus (Rwanda)
    Leverages the power of collective saving and adequate credit scoring model to achieve financial inclusion.
  6. Jetstream Africa (Ghana)
    A data-driven supply chain platform that enables food companies to buy agricultural products directly from African smallholder farmers and processors.
  7. Leaf (Rwanda)
    Provides financial services to the stateless and excluded by creating a virtual bank with blockchain technology.
  8. Moja Ride (Ivory Coast)
    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 city.
  9. OZE (Ghana)
    A mobile platform that empowers small business owners to make data-driven decisions to improve their performance and access capital.
  10. RideSafe (Kenya)
    An emergency response service that utilizes a micro-insurance financing model running on a decentralized blockchain application.

Written with inputs from Disrupt Africa…