OceanHub Africa Announces Six Startups for its African Impact Accelerator
South Africa’s OceanHub Africa has announced it has selected six (6) startups that will be part of its prestigious African Impact Accelerator in the second cohort of the program.
The program aims to support ocean-minded startups and create sustainable development. The program also aims to reduce the effect of global warming and overexploitation and pollution of the oceans. Through its program, OceanHub Africa accelerates startups seeking sustainable pathways to generating profits and boost Africa’s economy.
The six selected startups include:
- Arena Recycling Industry (Tanzania): a startup offering Eco-building materials made from recycled plastics waste, for Construction projects using polymer-sand technology.
- Brayfoil Technologies (South Africa): a startup that increases the performance and reliability of wind turbines by working with turbine manufacturers to implement patented morphing wing technology into their devices.
- Givo (Nigeria): a startup creating a circular economy for communities in Africa, by leveraging technology to collect and process recyclables into consumer and industrial goods.
- Green Ocean (Namibia): a startup that facilitates accessibility of sustainable fish products and creating decent income for small-scale fishermen in Namibia.
- Plant Biodefenders (Tanzania): a startup offering VURUGA BIOCIDE, an effective, affordable, and safe bio-pesticide to achieve management of pests, profitable crop production, and reduced pollution of runoffs entering the ocean.
- Soso Care (Nigeria): a startup that reduces plastic pollution and improving access to quality healthcare for millions of Nigerians by offering low-cost health insurance accepted by 1,000 hospitals and which uses recyclables as premium.
These 6 startups will receive up to $40k worth of mechanical engineering design software license and will be given access to Dassault Systemes, Amazon Web Service, and SidFox.