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Finalists announced for PIVOT East 2015

Pivot East Semifinalists25 exceptional startups that will participate in PIVOT East 2015 have been announced today. The finalists, 5 from each category were selected from the 50 semifinalists announced two weeks ago

The finalists from across the region will compete to win market recognition and investor interest during the pitching conference which will be held on 22nd July in Nairobi, Kenya. The startups that have made it to the finals are;

● Finance category:

Hisa Play, BitFinance, Eko Biashara and Shield from Kenya and V-Money from Tanzania

The Appsafrica Innovation Awards celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship making an impact in Africa.● Enterprise category:

Djuaji Research Limited, Mobu Limited, SaniCMS, Tenderpreneur and Duma Works all from Kenya

● Entertainment category:

Makarao and Game 254 Studios from Kenya and Guumzo, Moview, and Soka from Tanzania

● Society category:

FeedBack-RT – NATKOM from Uganda, Politk, Arifu, Bookex and MySecurity from Kenya

● Utilities category:

Snapp Builder and ENT-Mobile Labs from Kenya, SafeMotos from Rwanda, Nikweli and Africa Fashion from Tanzania

You can read with a brief description of their products here.

Out of the 25 startups that made it to the finalists, 17 are from Kenya. 6 of the startups are from Tanzania. Uganda and Rwanda are represented in the list by one startup each. For each category a 6th best startup has been placed in a waiting list and may pitch at the conference if a finalist drops out for any reason. Startups in the waiting list are; Bangaiza App, Ekodi, Softballot and SpotMe – Skillence from Kenya and Yanguwa from Uganda

 

 

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