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FAO has developed a biometrics-based, fisherman’s specific, registration system (Biometric Information Technology System or BITS) for the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MoFMR). Read more
Mdundo allows users to download african music to their phones. The music can be downloaded to any internet enable phone (local reach), The music can be paid for with local mobile money payment methods (local payment). Local artists can sign up and upload their music to the platform (local music). East Africa’s first free legal music download platform. With more than 5000 Kenyan songs from Kenya’s top artists. A big catalogue of Free Kenyan music with a share of Premium music - which requires a monthly subscription fee. Fighting piracy and paying content creators fair and transparent royalties. Read more
PrimeXBT Trading Services Ltd Read more
Courier Lite is an app that provide marketplace for drivers and truck owners to offer logistic services to SMEs. Read more
MYDAWA mission is to deliver quality, affordable, products and experiences that enable our customers live positive, healthy, lifestyles. Read more
Kopo Kopo offers a software-as-a-service that enables the 30 million small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets to accept, process, and manage mobile money payments (e.g. Safaricom M-Pesa, Airtel Money). Kopo Kopo is the first company to offer this service on a subscription basis and is positioning itself to be a leader in providing merchant services in emerging markets. Read more
Pesapal is an app to make easy accept of payments. Read more
My Brother campaign was created by a group of young Somalis in the diaspora and back home. It aimed help millions of Somali families suffering from the drought and the famine. Read more
Yum.co.ke is Nairobi's premier online food ordering service. We enable customers to browse through the menus of a wide range of Nairobi restaurants, place an order and pay - directly online. For restaurants that don't do their own delivery, our dedicated Yum delivery team ensures that the food is delivered to our customers promptly. Read more
Pezesha is a Digital Lending infrastructure & Marketplace for connecting Small and Medium Businesses to working Capital Read more
M-kopa is a clean-energy startup that provides low-income homes with affordable asset financing for connected solar technology and other life-changing products and services. Read more
SOKO is a social enterprise which connects micro-manufacturers and entrepreneurs to access global markets through our proprietary mobile technology. The technology allows vendors to sell their goods directly to global consumers through their personal mobile phones, despite access to a computer, the internet, & a bank account. Our proprietary technology leverages existing telecommunications technology and infrastructure to pioneer a completely new marketplace. This new marketplace revolutionizes the way money and goods are exchanged during international trade into a peer-to-peer exchange, creating economic opportunity and increased profits for vendors and savings for consumers. Read more
EVC plus is an electronic money transfer service introduced and operated by Hormuud. Read more
Pesabazaar is Kenya’s prominent online general insurance aggregator. Read more
The iHub is an open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in Nairobi. Our vision and mission and values from the strategy meeting: We catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth by: ** Connecting people ** Supporting Start-ups ** Surfacing information The iHub’s mission is to catalyze and grow the Kenyan tech community. We do this by connecting people, supporting startups and surfacing valuable information to the community, whether they’re engineers, web designers, investors, government or academia. The iHub was born of an idea by the community, and it should be no surprise that it grows due to that same community’s drive and ambition. iHub Resources: ** iHub Research ** m:lab (incubator) ** UX Lab ** Supercomputer cluster ** Gearbox (makerspace)  Read more
M-Changa is the world’s first SMS-based crowdfunding app. Users solicit support for a cause, track contributions, and withdraw funds all from their mobile phones. Fundraisers are launched in under 2 minutes, can support any cause, and cost nothing to initiate. M-Changa puts fundraising power in the hands of those without access to internet, banking services, or in-person gatherings. We’ve already helped thousands of East Africans raise money for school fees, weddings, funerals, medicine, community rehabilitation, and small business costs and more. Read more
Chamasoft is a simple to use web and mobile app to manage all the affairs of micro savings and investment groups The cloud based solution enables group administrators to easily and efficiently track all contribution accounts within the group. Members are also able to view group information such as :group statements,Contribution and penalties history. Chamasoft provides SMS and email alerts, tracking of Chama income and expenses and member invitations. The software has automated the processes of issuance and tracking of loans, monitoring of Chama assets and liabilities. Chamasoft is a product of Digital Vision Limited EA, a web application company based in Nairobi Kenya. Chamasoft is used by 1.Chamas-Microinvestment and savings groups:who use table banking and other related methodologies 2.Banks- To manage their chama account holders 3.Saccos-To manage loan and savings portfolio 4.Government ministries who provide government loans to groups Read more
Sendyit is an e-logistics delivery platform that connects businesses and drivers of all vehicle types for deliveries. Read more
ACDX offers a next-generation cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform. Read more
Apollo Agriculture's mission is to deliver modern farming everywhere Read more
Cellulant is your one-stop payments platform in Africa. We are changing the way customers pay and get paid in 34 countries all from a single, connected payments platform. Our platform processes 12% of Africa’s digital payments today. Read more
Smubu provides a music platform that aims to make music legally accessible in Africa. Read more
Tripindigo is an East African focused and specialised On-line Travel Agent (OTA) that provides provides search and booking services. Read more
MPost provides a patented addressing solution turning mobile phones into formal postal addresses. Read more
SunCulture designs and sells solar-powered irrigation systems to farmers in Kenya. The SunCulture SolarDrip Irrigation Kit combines the reliability of solar-powered water pumping with the efficiency of low-pressure drip irrigation. The system delivers water directly to crop roots, resulting in yield gains of up to 300% and water savings of up to 90%. The SolarDrip Irrigation Kit also benefits farmers through significant energy, labor, and fertilizer cost savings. Read more
Kasha is a mobile store built specifically for women in Africa, offering health and personal care products such as facial creams, sanitary pads and contraceptives. Read more
Eastpesa is an online company that offers Instant Cross border payments in Africa Read more
CoinFLEX (Coin Futures and Lending Exchange) is the world's first physically delivered cryptocurrency futures exchange. Read more
is a start-up company that is designed to offer online gifting solutions to not only the Kenyan populace but also to East Africa as a whole. Purpink Gifts allows customers to shop for bespoke gifts they need for a given occasion under one roof, with the convenience of wrapping and delivery at their offices or homes. Purpink Gifts allows individuals to keep in touch with their loved ones and get them gifts even when working and living in different locations.It seeks to replace the conventional gift shopping where one hops from one shop to the next without finding that perfect gift. With Purpink Gifts, one does not have to leave their office at all in order to get themselves or their loved ones a gift, but allows them to have 24-hour shopping experience. Purpink Gifts relies on the use of social sites such as Facebook and twitter to reach its clients. The company already has the first ever fully functional Facebook shop in East Africa.  Read more
Addis Mercato is Ethiopia's premier and reputable e-commerce and logistics company Read more
MozDomains is a web host specializing on VPS Hosting, VPS Reseller Hosting, cPanel Cloud Hosting, cPanel Web Hosting, cPanel Reseller Hosting and Dedicated Servers. It also provides Domain Name Registration Services, SSL Certificates and Website Design Services Read more
MarketForce360 is an end-to-end solution to manage your field sales activities and grow your distribution channels. Read more
Business sales, business investments, business aquisitions and startup financing. Read more
Ensibuuko provide a cloud-based micro-finance software for financial entities in Africa. The software known as Mobis is designed to help savings and loans cooperatives go paperless and become more efficient by digitizing customer data and transactions. Read more
Deliver Addis is Ethiopia's number one online delivery service featuring some of the best spots in town Read more
Flare is building innovative life-saving emergency response products for Africa. Read more
Hepta Analytics was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda with an office in Nairobi, Kenya. We specialize in various practice areas under data science and analytics to transform raw data into information and insights that empower businesses to make informed decisions. Regardless of data volume, variety or velocity, we help our customers discover hidden patterns in their data. Hepta Analytics is home to Africa’s best data engineers skills in data analytics, data visualization, machine learning & infrastructure and security. Read more
Utilizing AI to bring Financial Inclusion to Emerging Markets Read more
Flexpay offers an automated platform to enable merchants and their customers manage flexible payments. Read more
BRCK is a hardware and cloud services technology platform that delivers rugged and reliable connectivity solutions in the most demanding environments. As the next 4.5 billion people (65% of the world) start coming online, the need for rugged, reliable, and simple connectivity becomes critical in places with poor infrastructure and limited resources. While existing technologies work well in modern cities, the demands of emerging markets necessitates a rethinking of how technology is engineered, packaged, delivered, and supported. BRCK was conceived in exactly this type of environment. In particular, our struggles in Africa with reliable connectivity inspired us to rethink the entire concept of rugged internet access device - designing the world’s first go-anywhere, connect-to-anything, always available internet device. Whether running an office of developers or collecting sensor data from the field, the BRCK was designed to ensure that nothing gets in the way of staying connected. Read more
MPrep is a school in the cloud, an educational engine that propels students and teachers by providing them opportunities with simple technology – SMS studying, mobile web data tools, and a downloadable dashboard. We aren’t an application. We’re a solution for mediocre educational tools in the poorest schools. Read more
Koko Networks is a platform for smart commerce in urban Africa. Read more
Zanifu uses technology to enable manufacturers, distributors & retailers unlock efficiency in the process of buying & distribution of goods Read more
Ilara Health makes common diagnostics accessible and affordable to the 500 million people in Africa who today struggle to access even basic blood tests. Read more
Agenda Mahala What it is? Agenda Mahala is a web app that is an online calendar, and a social network available on the internet for everyone that informs about events happening on different cities which can be submitted by event promoters and institutions. What does it do? 1. City’s Events – it is a calendar for the user’s city, that shows all events, cultural, artistic and recreational (entertainment) that will happen in the next seven days in the user’s city. These events where submitted by event promoters and institutions. If the user has an online calendar on Agenda Mahala he can add any of these events to his online calendar with the click of a button. 2. Online Calendar – it is a personal online calendar and personal online notebook where the user can add his appointments, meetings and can take endless notes or even write an essay, journal, etc. Dates in the past, which are the pages of this calendar, are not deleted and dates in the future are added. Read more
4G Capital are the Neobank for Africa, powering micro and small business growth to build economies and generational success. We provide clients the right financial service, the right training and the right digital solution for growth, for good. Read more
Azafinance is a finTech company that provides currency trading solutions offering global access to frontier markets through an innovative structure. They are significantly able to lower the cost and increase the speed of payments to and from frontier markets. Read more
Ampersand makes better, cheaper, more powerful motorcycles for the millions of motorcycle taxis in East Africa. And they're electric. Read more
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