Two Ghanaian startups Bisa and Kudigo selected amongst 35 startups to pitch at DEMO Africa 2017
The 2017 Demo Africa Technology Startup launch event is set to take place on 23-24 November 2017 in Johannesburg, South-Africa.
“We received a total of 956 applications this year, which is about 20% more than last year,” said Harry Hare, Executive Director and Producer of DEMO Africa.
The applications covered all major verticals – health, agriculture, trade and commerce, manufacturing, hospitality and entertainment, banking and finance. “We are very pleased with the applications received, the diversity and quality are amazing,” Harry continued.
The 35 companies are spread over 10 countries with South Africa and Nigeria leading the pack, where South Africa produced 10, Nigeria 9, Kenya 7, Ghana and Zimbabwe 2 each and 1 from Botswana, Cameroun, Egypt, Senegal and Uganda.
Ghanaian Startups: Bisa & KudiGo Inc.
Bisa App – a mobile application that allows users with an Android, iPhone or Windows phone to directly interact with medical practitioners without being physically present at the hospital.
Founded by Raindolf Owusu and his team at OasisWebSoft, the app gives people who need medical care and advice but are not able to visit the hospital for various reasons like poverty , long queues at the hospital, the fear of stigmatization, especially for people who have symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) makes them embarrassed to seek the needed treatment.
KudiGo Inc – A retail management POS app built on the power blockchain technology and integrated with legacy financial systems for micro-SME’s in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
These startups will now undergo a due diligence process out of which 26 startups will make it to the final. “From this pool, we will pick 26 startups that will join 4 other startups, picked from the regional Innovation tours that ran between March and July,” Hare said.
He went on to say that the interaction encouraged more startups to apply and stand an opportunity to be amongst the top thirty-five who will get the chance on the world-class stage to interact with an ecosystem of VCs, investors, tech acquisition specialists, IT buyers and media from across the region and around the globe.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the startups, partners and judges that took part in this process and want to congratulate the startups that have made it this far”, he concluded.
Below are the 35 startups to be vetted.
|Temateq||Cameroon||Media - Gaming|
|Godayuse||Egypt||Media - Hospitality|
|Chimera IoT LLC||Kenya||Cleantech|
|ZOA Tech Limited||Kenya||Fintech|
|Mobile Forms Africa||Nigeria||Research|
|GameBase Limited||Nigeria||Media - Gaming|
|Atele Advanced Solutions||Nigeria||Energy|
|K Measure Pty Ltd||South Africa||EdTech|
|Ironhead Trading||South Africa||eCommerce|
|Intelligent Routing||South Africa||Logistics|
|Power Plus Energy||South Africa||Energy|