Startupbootcamp AfriTech and telecommunication company, Telecel Group have announced the selection of 3 Nigeria tech startups and 8 others from 6 other African countries to take part in its third edition of the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) accelerator in Dakar, Senegal, with a demo day slated for May 25, 2023.
Launched in 2017, Startupbootcamp AfriTech is the pioneer multi-corporate-backed pan-African startup accelerator. Partnering with Telecel Group in March 2021, it launched the Africa Startup Initiative Programme to support the next generation of early-stage African tech startups disrupting a wide range of sectors.
The accelerator backs young African startups with innovative ideas that are creating a difference in their various communities. The selected startups for this cohort will receive $18,000 in equity funding and $750,000 worth of credits, services, and in-kind value. They will also have access to the global Accelerator Squared platform, which has a complete library of content, group workshops, one-on-one mentoring, collaborative sessions with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, and invite-only discussion forums with founders from around the globe.
Henry Ojour, the program director in his remark, sheds more light on the composition of the startups chosen for this cohort. “We’re excited by the quality of startups in this cohort. About 30 percent of them have applied before, 60 per cent applied on the recommendations of an alumni founder, and 50 percent of them have monthly revenues above $50,000. Cohort three companies are building in over 12 verticals, and we have a 30 percent female-founder ratio. It’s going to be 13 weeks of far-reaching progress and impact.”
Meet the Selected Startups for the 3rd ASIP Accelerator
PharmaServ: a Healthcare e-Procurement startup. Through its SaaS platform, healthcare providers to access and procure their medical commodities seamlessly.
Parkwell: is a digital Parking Platform that integrates parking facilities and connects it to mobile for a seamless experience. The startup matches drivers with available, safe parking spaces.
Jand2Gidi: Offers ‘Logistics-as-a-Service’ to B2B and B2B2C customers.
BD Waste: The startup provides a mobile platform that gets users connected to local waste collectors and recyclers to facilitate environmentally sound disposal and recycling of waste by offering convenient pickup services, online payment, and incentives for segregating one’s trash.
Chestify AI Labs: It provides an Ai platform that gives a highly accurate algorithm for diagnosing chest X-Ray pathologies.
Limawa: An Abijan-based food conservation and transportation service platform.
Moja Ride: is a mobility startup that provides a digital payment and mobility aggregator platform that helps users find, book, and pay for efficient and affordable rides.
Kyanda Africa: Founded in February 2020 by Collins Kathuli, the fintech startup allows users to make cheap and fast money transfers, purchase airtime, and pay bills, among others.
Sodishop: I an e-commerce marketplace present in Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and Ivory Coast to help Africans have the products of their choice delivered to their homes, regardless of their social class or geographical position.
SafeTrack: is an IoT-based water monitoring solution.
Yoonema: is a cross-border e-commerce company founded in 2019 by two passionate Senegalese from the diaspora. Yoonema is driven by one goal: to offer its customers the opportunity to acquire anything they need, whether it’s from America, Europe, or anywhere in the world, without leaving home, with ease.