11 Disruptive Startups Chosen for Cohort 3 of the ASIP Accelerator Program powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Africa’s main tech Accelerator, Startupbootcamp AfriTech, along with anchor accomplice and main telecoms big, Telecel Group, have chosen the members of the much-coveted Accelerator Program, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) .

The intrinsic worth of startups in Africa lies of their capability to construct quick and efficient options to urgent challenges. Through the years one other key facet has come to the fray; scaling throughout borders. The ASIP Accelerator has managed to assist founders fine-tune their enterprise fashions whereas additionally facilitating entry into new markets comparable to Senegal.

This has been attainable by way of a historic partnership with DER/FJ, which was established to advance Entrepreneurship for Girls and Youth in Senegal by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Macky Sall. Giving a keynote on the occasion, Senior Innovation Lead Adrien Schwarz mentioned;

“We’re impressed with the work that Startupbootcamp AfriTech  is doing and are excited that there have been 3 times extra Francophone founders in comparison with the earlier years. This validates the calibre of startups in Francphone nations and likewise reveals that their publicity to acceleration has improved. It is usually fantastic to see the progress that the previous Senegalese startups particularly Proxalys,Parcsmart and Yobante have made”

Anchored by telecoms big Telecel, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) goals to assist the subsequent era of early-stage African tech startups which can be disrupting key trade verticals that embody FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, Local weather-tech, eCommerce, Digital Well being, and CleanTech, Mobility, Micro-leasing, and digitizing the casual economic system. 

“Telecel is happy with the good effort that was put into this cohort 3 of the Telecel Group ASIP accelerator program powered by SBC AfriTech,” says Telecel Group Govt Deputy and ASIP Director Eleanor Azar. “We now have distinctive startups with modern and positively disruptive methods of treating the African challenges that they’ve got down to remedy and construct their startups round. To those that didn’t make it into the highest 10, I want you all of the luck, you need to be proud that you’ve got come out on high of greater than 2,000 purposes obtained into this system. “

Different companions embody the Dutch Entrepreneurial Improvement Financial institution (FMO), AWS,Freshworks, Google and Firstbase.

Members will obtain an intensive three-month teaching and assist program to speed up their progress and advantages price US$750 000. Startups may even have entry to the worldwide Accelerator Squared platform which has an entire library of content material, group workshops, 1:1 mentoring, collaborative classes with Entrepreneurs in Residence, and invite-only dialogue boards with founders from across the globe.

This system will happen in Dakar, Senegal and startups might be hosted on the D-hub, – an area commissioned by DER/FJ

“We’re excited by the standard of startups on this cohort,” commented Program Director Henry Ojuor. ”20% of them have utilized earlier than, 50% utilized on the suggestions of an alumni founder and all are put up MVP & Publish income with a number of within the progress stage. Cohort 3 corporations are constructing in over 12 verticals and we now have a 30% feminine founder ratio. It’s positively going to be 13 weeks of far-reaching progress & impression, ” he added.

We’re honored to announce that the next startups might be becoming a member of the 2023 ASIP cohort 3:

Kyanda Africa is a revolutionary Kenyan fintech platform that gives companies and people with handy and dependable cash switch options. The startup has a community of brokers, API gateway, and varied entry channels comparable to USSD, Cell App & Whatsapp Chatbots making the providers customizable depending on the customers’ wants 

PharmaServ is a Nigerian SaaS product, which automates the method of gross sales orders, monitoring gross sales group efficiency, and reconciling incoming buy orders, funds, and invoices for well being manufacturers. It is a labor-intensive course of that’s nonetheless predominantly handbook for many native corporations in rising markets.

Sodishop is a Malian market, a web based gross sales, and buy platform, current in 4 nations in West Africa, we ship 1000’s of orders monthly throughout Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire.

BD Waste is a Ghanaian GreenTech startup that mixes fintech and sustainability to recuperate Plastic waste from communities. Their Digicycle product permits prospects to immediately deposit plastic waste into their digital wallets and obtain credit score for it. This credit score can be utilized to buy knowledge packages, airtime, meals gadgets, stationery, and medical health insurance. 

Limawa, whose Senegalese founder operates in Côte d’Ivoire goals to deal with the problems of meals conservation and transportation by way of solar-powered break up air conditioners that may attain -2 °C (designed in CI by our group). Limawa affords an modern and cost-efficient various to industrial compressors for the chilly chain trade. This answer is appropriate for vans, containers, and trailers. 

Parkwell is a Nigerian on-line sharing Platform that matches drivers with obtainable, protected parking areas and helps property house owners record their parking areas for optimum use. The digital parking platform integrates parking amenities and connects them to cell for a seamless expertise.

Jand2Gidi, additionally from Nigeria, affords ‘Logistics As A Service’ to B2B and B2B2C prospects whose customers are engaged in cross-border commerce. They’ve constructed transport APIs to offer the identical hassle-free, clear, and trackable transport providers to their B2B retailers to allow them to develop sooner after practically a decade of constructing sturdy, cutting-edge freight forwarding and last-mile supply providers 

Moja Experience from Côte d’Ivoire has made its mission to allow higher and cleaner mobility providers to African cities by making financing simple and accessible for all transportation professionals. Drivers and transport corporations can simply qualify for brand spanking new automobile loans and automobile repairs by merely working with Moja Experience’s superior digital fare fee and reserving applied sciences. 

SafeTrack is a Morrocan expertise startup that permits a 75 % discount in water consumption for irrigation at 20 % of the value of its opponents. Their IoT answer of geolocation and monitoring is 100 % cell, has easy upkeep, and doesn’t require any IT infrastructure. Composed of revalued smartphones and sensors and different inexpensive units, and a cloud software program platform developed internally.”

Chestify AI Labs from Ghana supplies an AI platform that provides a extremely correct algorithm for diagnosing chest X-Ray pathologies. Two-thirds of the world’s inhabitants of over 5 billion individuals with no entry to a radiologist and radiologic diagnostic assist instruments and Chestify’s mission is to aggressively deal with the socio-economic and well being misery created by insufficient radiology Infrastructure and the presence of fewer radiologists in Africa.

Yoonema is a Senegalese social e-commerce platform that provides a frictionless, distinctive, and simplified expertise to e-buyers who want high quality merchandise and B2B gamers who provide a full world e-commerce expertise to their purchasers.

The ASIP Accelerator powered by SBC AfriTech will culminate in a web based Demo Day on S25 Might 2023 the place startup founders pitch their disruptive options to a broad viewers of media, traders, company companions, and trade stakeholders.

About Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Startupbootcamp AfriTech was launched in 2017 as the primary multi-corporate-backed pan-African startup accelerator. We run world-class accelerator packages, working with among the most disruptive startups on the continent. We offer entry to our world community of company companions, traders, and mentors. For extra data go to: http://bit.ly/sbcafritech

About Africa Startup Initiative

ASIP is a program based by Moh Damush, Telecel Group CEO as a CSR exercise. ASI Program contributes in a significant method to the African Continent to assist younger startups whose modern concepts are making a distinction of their communities, exposing them to worldwide organizations, and bridging the information and experience to permit them to draw companions that may add worth to their startups. For extra data on the ASIP, go to www.asiprogram.com

 About Telecel Group

Telecel Group operates in 4 totally different strains of enterprise all underneath the telecom trade: (1) Telecel Cell, owns and operates a number of cell operators in Africa and Europe; (2) Telecel World Companies, supplies wholesale, enterprise, and digital safety providers to telecom operators and enterprises worldwide; (3) Telecel Play, a digital platform that’s digitizing cell customers; and (4) Africa Startup Initiative Program helps modern startups in Africa and affords them funding and steering to scale and For extra data on the Telecel Group program, go to http://telecelgroup.com 

 About Der/FJ

Der/FJ is an establishment underneath the authority of the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal and it was launched by President Macky Sall in 2018 to be able to assist entrepreneurs all through Senegal. This assist is given by way of each monetary and non-financial providers, with an emphasis on sectors that embody expertise and innovation, therefore the creation of the D-hub incubator. For extra details about DER/FJ go to https://der.sn/

 About FMO

FMO is the Dutch Entrepreneurial Improvement financial institution. As a number one impression investor, FMO helps sustainable personal sector progress in creating nations and rising markets by investing in bold tasks and entrepreneurs. FMO believes {that a} sturdy personal sector results in financial and social growth and has a near 50-year confirmed observe report of empowering individuals to make use of their expertise and enhance their high quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors which have a excessive growth impression: monetary establishments, power, and agribusiness, meals & water. With a dedicated portfolio of EUR 9.3 billion spanning over 85 nations, FMO is without doubt one of the bigger bilateral personal sector growth banks globally. For extra data: please go to www.fmo.nl

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