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 large, 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 capacity 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 equivalent to Senegal.

This has been doable by 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 mentioned;

“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 likewise exhibits that their publicity to acceleration has improved. Additionally it is fantastic to see the progress that the previous Senegalese startups specifically Proxalys,Parcsmart and Yobante have made”

Anchored by telecoms large Telecel, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) goals to assist the subsequent era of early-stage African tech startups which might be disrupting key business verticals that embody FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, Local weather-tech, eCommerce, Digital Well being, and CleanTech, Mobility, Micro-leasing, and digitizing the casual economic system. 

“Telecel is happy 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 Govt Deputy and ASIP Director Eleanor Azar. “Now we have distinctive startups with modern and positively disruptive methods of treating the African challenges that they’ve got down to clear up and construct their startups round. To those that didn’t make it into the highest 10, I want you all of the luck, you need to be proud that you’ve got come out on high of greater than 2,000 functions acquired into this system. “

Different companions embody the Dutch Entrepreneurial Growth Financial institution (FMO), AWS,Freshworks, Google and Firstbase.

Contributors will obtain an intensive three-month teaching and assist program to speed up their development and advantages value US$750 000. Startups may even have entry to the worldwide Accelerator Squared platform which has a whole library of content material, group workshops, 1:1 mentoring, collaborative classes 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 Ojuor. ”20% of them have utilized earlier than, 50% utilized on the suggestions of an alumni founder and all are put up MVP & Submit income with just a few within the development stage. Cohort 3 firms are constructing in over 12 verticals and we now have a 30% feminine founder ratio. It’s positively going to be 13 weeks of far-reaching progress & affect, ” 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 numerous entry channels equivalent to USSD, Cell App & Whatsapp Chatbots making the companies 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 market, a web-based gross sales, and buy platform, current in 4 international locations in West Africa, we ship hundreds of orders per thirty days throughout Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and 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 straight 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 insurance. 

Limawa, whose Senegalese founder operates in Côte d’Ivoire goals to deal with the problems of meals conservation and transportation by solar-powered cut up air conditioners that may attain -2 °C (designed in CI by our group). Limawa gives an modern and cost-efficient different to industrial compressors for the chilly chain business. This answer is appropriate for vans, containers, and trailers. 

Parkwell is a Nigerian on-line sharing Platform that matches drivers with accessible, secure parking areas and helps property homeowners record their parking areas for optimum use. The digital parking platform integrates parking amenities and connects them to cellular for a seamless expertise.

Jand2Gidi, additionally from Nigeria, gives ‘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 companies to their B2B retailers to allow them to develop sooner after practically a decade of constructing strong, cutting-edge freight forwarding and last-mile supply companies 

Moja Journey from Côte d’Ivoire has made its mission to allow higher and cleaner mobility companies to African cities by making financing straightforward and accessible for all transportation professionals. Drivers and transport firms can simply qualify for brand 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 expertise startup that permits a 75 % discount in water consumption for irrigation at 20 % of the worth of its opponents. Their IoT answer of geolocation and monitoring is 100 % cellular, has easy upkeep, and doesn’t require any IT infrastructure. Composed of revalued smartphones and sensors and different inexpensive units, and a cloud software program platform developed internally.”

Chestify AI Labs from Ghana offers 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 individuals with no entry to a radiologist and radiologic diagnostic assist instruments and Chestify’s mission is to aggressively deal with 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 need high quality merchandise and B2B gamers who supply a full world 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, buyers, company companions, and business 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 packages, working with a number of the most disruptive startups on the continent. We offer entry to our world community of company companions, buyers, 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 method to the African Continent to assist younger startups whose modern concepts are making a distinction of their communities, exposing them to worldwide organizations, and bridging the data 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 completely different traces of enterprise all underneath the telecom business: (1) Telecel Cell, owns and operates a number of cellular operators in Africa and Europe; (2) Telecel World Companies, offers wholesale, enterprise, and digital safety companies to telecom operators and enterprises worldwide; (3) Telecel Play, a digital platform that’s digitizing cellular customers; and (4) Africa Startup Initiative Program helps modern startups in Africa and gives 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 assist entrepreneurs all through Senegal. This assist is given by each monetary and non-financial companies, with an emphasis on sectors that embody expertise 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 Growth financial institution. As a number one affect investor, FMO helps sustainable personal sector development in growing international locations and rising markets by investing in bold initiatives and entrepreneurs. FMO believes {that a} sturdy personal sector results in financial and social growth and has a near 50-year confirmed observe document of empowering individuals to make use of their abilities and enhance their high quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors which have a excessive growth affect: monetary establishments, vitality, and agribusiness, meals & water. With a dedicated portfolio of EUR 9.3 billion spanning over 85 international locations, FMO is among the bigger bilateral personal sector growth banks globally. For extra info: please go to www.fmo.nl


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