The five African Women in Tech will be pitching in Berlin during the Start-up Night! Afrika kind courtesy Lionesses of Africa.
5 leading women-led startups from Africa have been selected to pitch their innovative digital platforms, apps and solutions to big business, government, investors and influencers in Berlin on 26 October, thanks to a partnership between Lionesses of Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Lionesses of Africa pride itself in putting the platform for women techies across the African continent to reach the right audience that will boost their startup businesses and ideas. Hence, Lionesses of Africa called for nominations to identify five women in tech with exemplary digital products, apps, platforms, and solutions to pitch at this event.
This call was made last month in Johannesburg, South Africa and the event was attended by over 300 women entrepreneurs from across the continent. There were numerous women nominated with impressive digital solutions, apps, platforms, and businesses. However, only the top five were selected.
These five women are as follows:
Vere Shaba: Founder and Director at Shaba & Ramplin Green Building Solutions from South Africa. Through the company, Shaba created an app that can be used to monitor the building of a structure by the owners remotely. The app pulls up a report on the building progress onto the owner’s iOS and Android devices.
Benji Coetezee: Founder and CEO of EmptyTrips based in South Africa. The company uses smart technology to track online trip exchanges and link spare capacity on trucks, trains, planes, and ships to parties in need of transportation services.
Josephine Marie Godwyll: Founder of the Young At Heart GH from Ghana. They created a Teacher App, Ananse, which uses local folklore to engage young children in Ghana in a manner that sparks their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
Brenda Katwesigye: Founder of WaziVision from Uganda. The WaziVision app is geared towards bringing eye care closer to the people and providing better and affordable optician services to school going children aged between 16 and 18 years old.
Temie Giwa-Tubosun: Founder of LifeBank from Nigeria. The LifeBank is an app that works as an intuitive blood donor database and inspires people to come forward and donate blood to save lives. Medical practitioners can also use the app to source for the best blood match and blood products needed by their patients.
“We wanted to identify five women entrepreneurs who could really represent the depth of high impact innovation talent that exists on the African continent, and who could showcase the best of Africa to leading decision-makers and influencers in Germany,” said Melanie Hawken, the founder, and CEO of Lionesses of Africa.
“These five women have all developed game-changing digital solutions to key challenges that exist not only in Africa but elsewhere in the world. This important platform in Berlin provides each of these women with the opportunity to showcase their innovative work and their businesses in an important global marketplace.”
The programme for the Startup-Night Africa event, which will be held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin, will be opened by Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany.