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 associate and main telecoms big, Telecel Group, have chosen the individuals of the much-coveted Accelerator Program, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) .

The intrinsic worth of startups in Africa lies of their means to construct quick and efficient options to urgent challenges. Over time 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 potential by means of a historic partnership with DER/FJ, which was established to advance Entrepreneurship for Ladies 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 stated;

“We’re impressed with the work that Startupbootcamp AfriTech  is doing and are excited that there have been thrice extra Francophone founders in comparison with the earlier years. This validates the calibre of startups in Francphone international locations and in addition exhibits that their publicity to acceleration has improved. Additionally it is great to see the progress that the previous Senegalese startups specifically Proxalys,Parcsmart and Yobante have made”

Anchored by telecoms big Telecel, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) goals to help the subsequent technology of early-stage African tech startups which might 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 financial system. 

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

Different companions embody the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), AWS,Freshworks, Google and Firstbase.

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

This system will happen in Dakar, Senegal and startups can 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 Ojour. ”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 just a few within the progress stage. Cohort 3 firms are constructing in over 12 verticals and we’ve got a 30% feminine founder ratio. It’s undoubtedly going to be 13 weeks of far reaching progress & impression, ” he added.

We’re honored to announce that the next startups can 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. This can be a labor-intensive course of that’s nonetheless predominantly handbook for many native firms in rising markets.

Sodishop is a Malian markeplace, a web-based gross sales and buy platform, current in 4 international locations in West Africa, we ship hundreds of orders monthly throughout Mali, Senegal, Guinea and the Côte d’ Ivoire.

BD Waste is a Ghanaian GreenTech startup that mixes fintech and sustainability to get better Plastic waste from communities. Their Digicycle product permits clients to instantly 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 objects, stationery, and medical health insurance. 

Limawa, whose Senegalese founder operates in Côte d’Ivoire goals to sort out the problems of meals conservation and transportation by means of photo voltaic powered splits air conditioners that may attain -2 °C (designed in CI by our group). Limawa provides an revolutionary and cost-efficient different to industrial compressors for the chilly chain trade. This resolution is appropriate for vehicles, containers and trailers. 

Parkwell is a Nigerian on-line sharing Platform that matches drivers with out there, secure parking areas and helps property house owners checklist their parking areas for optimum use. The digital parking platform integrates parking amenities and connects it to cellular for a seamless expertise.

Jand2Gidi, additionally from Nigeria, provides ‘Logistics As A Service’ to B2B and B2B2C clients 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 develop quicker after almost a decade of constructing strong, cutting-edge freight forwarding and final mile supply providers 

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

SafeTrack is a Morrocan know-how startup that permits a 75 % discount in water consumption for irrigation at 20 % of the worth of its opponents. Their IoT resolution of geolocation and monitoring 100 % cellular, easy upkeep and which doesn’t require any IT infrastructure. Composed of revalued smartphones and sensors and different inexpensive gadgets, 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 folks with no entry to a radiologist and radiologic diagnostic help instruments  and Chestify’s mission is to aggressively sort out 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 gives a frictionless,distinctive and simplified expertise to e-buyers who want high quality merchandise and B2B gamers who provide a full international e-commerce expertise to their shoppers.

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 applications, working with a number of the most disruptive startups on the continent. We offer entry to our international community of company companions, traders, and mentors. For extra info 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 strategy to the African Continent to help the younger startups whose revolutionary concepts are making a distinction of their communities, exposes them to the worldwide organizations, and bridges the information and experience to permit them to draw companions that may add worth to their startups. For extra info on the ASIP, go to www.asiprogram.com

 About Telecel Group

Telecel Group operates in 4 totally different traces of enterprise all underneath the telecom trade: (1) Telecel Cell, owns and operates a number of cellular 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 cellular customers; and (4) Africa Startup Initiative Program helps revolutionary startups in Africa and provides them funding and steerage to scale and For extra info 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 so as to help entrepreneurs all through Senegal. This help is given by means of each monetary and non-financial providers, with an emphasis on sectors that embody know-how 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 growing international locations and rising markets by investing in bold tasks and entrepreneurs. FMO believes {that a} robust personal sector results in financial and social growth and has a near 50-year confirmed observe file of empowering folks 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 international locations, FMO is likely one of the bigger bilateral personal sector growth banks globally. For extra info: please go to www.fmo.nl