At an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journeys, Fellows will learn from MIT faculty, connect with investors, and expand their network of peer innovators.
Social Lend Africa is a Uganda-based financial technology company that facilitates transactions between micro-lenders and small business owners on its web and mobile app
Insurtech startup OKO raises $1.2m to bring innovative insurance to smallholder farmers across Africa
OKO, an insurtech startup that provides inclusive agricultural insurance to secure farmers’ income across Africa, closed a seed investment round of $1.2 million, led by Newfund and ResiliAnce.
Pan African specialist investment financial institution Verdant Capital has raised $9.9 million Series A equity capital for Tugende, a technology enabled MSME lender in East Africa.
Curacel, an AI-powered platform for claims processing and fraud management in Africa, raised a $450,000 pre-seed funding in a round led by Atlantica Ventures and Consonance.
International Center for Youth Development on Technopreneurship, ICYDT, is a Uganda startup working on skills development and reduction of poverty among the youth using information technology. The institution’s founder Prof. Yakubu Makeri explains the startup’s business model and plans to launch an online university.
eFoods Trade is an African online B2B marketplace connecting African foods to the global markets. The platform targets food importers, exporters, distributors, and manufacturers. Ian Sendagala the CEO explains.
Ablestate, a Ugandan startup works with businesses to point them to the right software developers while offering digital training to institutions of higher learning. In the process the startup is addresings youth unemployment in the East African nation.
Gyaviira Tumushabe is a co-founder of Firm Tours and Safaris, a tourism startup based in Uganda. It offers services include wildlife safaris, mountain gorilla tracking, city tours, organized group tours, school tours cultural and religious tours, all arranged and operated within the bounds of Uganda.
Ancywax is a research, media and marketing startup domiciled in Uganda’s capital Kampala that has since 2014 been offering clients a cocktail of services from idea to implementation through a model dubbed Concept Development. Ancel Bwire the CEO elaborates about the startup’s business model and plans moving forward.