MEST Declares The Names Of The 2020 Africa Challenge Country Finalists

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has declared the names of its country finalists for its 2020 MEST Africa Challenge.

MEST made the declaration yesterday in a blog post. The finalists involve 83 tech startups from Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sénégal, South Africa and Tanzania.

While Debo Engineering won the country final for Ethiopia which was held on June 3 startups finalists from the remaining countries will now pitch for a place at the finals, which will be held at the 2020 MEST Africa Summit.

A total of 83 startups from nine countries were selected for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge.

The summit, which was required to take place in Accra, Ghana this month and will now take place as an online summit, on a date yet to be announced.

Finalists of the pitch competition, which is now in its third year, stand to receive up to $50 000 in equity investment from MEST and space in a MEST incubator.

 

The names of the selected startups include:

Ethiopia:
The Ethiopian finals took place on June 3, with Debo Engineering emerging as the country winner. The remaining startups that also pitched were:
Qinash
Alpha IT Solution
Temaribet
Yezare
Across Express
iWork
Yerras
Omniline IT Technology Solutions

Kenya
The Kenyan finals was held on June 10, with the following startups:
MarketForce
DawaSwift
Snark Health Limited
Dawapay
Xetova
Mango Solar
Smart Matatu
Tibu
Fundis
Nanasi

Côte d’Ivoire
The startups that will be participating In the Côte d’Ivoire finals on 17 June are:

Guanxi Investment Africa Handmade
Kissi
Tutoo+
Ewarren Financial Services Inc
Moja Ride
Vzion Media
Afrik’apps
Panelys Cashwill

Rwanda
The startups that will pitch at the Rwanda finals on June 24 are:

Exuus BAG Innovation
Rokkup
CalmGeeks
Shambapro
Bongalo
Moilla
Wastezon
Kozzi Homes
Grab Deal Limited

Ghana
On July 1, the following startups will compete in the Ghana finals:

Soil Solutions
Aleph Engineering
Henson Geodata Technologies
Sustainable Energy Technologies
Acyst Technology Company
Stabus
Oniocha
EdTech Innovations
Khalmax Robotics
Aiscarecrow Technologies

Tanzania
The Tanzania finals will be held on July 8. The startups that will pitch are:

SmartClass Company
Ngwala Inventions
Flamingoo Foods Company
Kilimo Fresh Foods Africa
Dundiza
Kilimo Pay
A-Trader
Chap Food
Dinestle Technologies
Smartwash Company

Senegal
The Senegal finals will be held on July 15 and the following startups will pitch:
YotePesa Wallet
HoDi HoDi
Insuris
Mousso Africa
Sourcenets Limited

Nigeria
The startups that will be partaking in the Nigeria finals on July 22 include:
Social Lender
Moli
Toju
IderaOS
Sycamore Integrated Solutions
Padimi.co
Scrapays
Edusko
At Your Service Technologies
Gradely

South Africa
The South Africa finals will be held on July 24, with the following startups to pitch:
My Pregnancy Journey
PopUp Shop Shop
Cowriex
Timber Wizard
AutoAdvisor.co.za
MyBraai
Abby Health
DizzitUp
Creative Nestlings
Applied Vehicle Analysis

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