Africa Tech Summit has announced the final shortlist of startups who will Pitch Live on stage to delegates at the sold-out Africa Tech Summit, this week live in Nairobi on Feb 23-24th.
Pitch Live, kindly supported by Paystack and Microsoft has attracted over 300 submissions and strives to showcase leading startup ventures from across the continent, while connecting them with leading investors, corporates and business opportunities.
Applications were received from across the continent, with the following startups, who are looking to raise either pre-seed, seed, or Series A funding, selected to take part.
Arata (Nigeria) is the next-gen online blockchain gaming, marketplace, animations incubator and video streaming company
Bitmama (Nigeria) is a highly-secured and fast-growing crypto platform
Eshi Express PLC (Ethiopia) is transforming the last mile delivery in Ethiopia
Flex Finance (Nigeria) is digitizing requisition and spend management saving hours with automatic disbursements
KaziNow (Kenya) is catalyzing job creation and improving livelihoods for young and vulnerable populations, at scale.
LazerPay (Nigeria) is a blockchain-powered payment infrastructure for the internet.
Pravica (Egypt) is creating a paradigm shift in private and secure communications.
Visual and AI Solutions (VAIS) (Egypt) – VAIS FarmGATE is an all-in-one precision Ag Platform.
Zuri (Kenya) is democratizing access to health care.
“We are delighted with the response for the fourth edition of Pitch Live and are really looking forward to showcasing these exciting ventures. The aim is to drive connections with new investors, customers and corporates, and finally we are back live and in person”, shared Andrew Fassnidge, founder of Africa Tech Summit.
Speaking on the announcement Nubi Kay – Startup Programs Lead Paystack also shared, “We’re excited to partner with Africa Tech Summit to support ambitious founders building the next wave of transformative companies across the continent.
As part of our goal to support startups, all participating founders will receive an invitation to the Paystack Start-ups Program, and an intensive workshop at the conference to explore key levers for growth and international expansion”
The Africa Startup Summit attracts entrepreneurs, investors, Hubs and co-working spaces; corporates looking for ways to maximize their presence in the innovation and startup space and industry bodies looking to engage with entrepreneurship community.
Africa Tech Summit will host three tracks – The Money and DeFi Summit, Africa Startup Summit and Africa Mobile Summit which drive interaction and a future line of sight across a range to sectors.