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:
The Ethiopian finals took place on June 3, with Debo Engineering emerging as the country winner. The remaining startups that also pitched were:
Alpha IT Solution
Omniline IT Technology Solutions
The Kenyan finals was held on June 10, with the following startups:
Snark Health Limited
The startups that will be participating In the Côte d’Ivoire finals on 17 June are:
Guanxi Investment Africa Handmade
Ewarren Financial Services Inc
The startups that will pitch at the Rwanda finals on June 24 are:
Exuus BAG Innovation
Grab Deal Limited
On July 1, the following startups will compete in the Ghana finals:
Henson Geodata Technologies
Sustainable Energy Technologies
Acyst Technology Company
The Tanzania finals will be held on July 8. The startups that will pitch are:
Flamingoo Foods Company
Kilimo Fresh Foods Africa
The Senegal finals will be held on July 15 and the following startups will pitch:
The startups that will be partaking in the Nigeria finals on July 22 include:
Sycamore Integrated Solutions
At Your Service Technologies
The South Africa finals will be held on July 24, with the following startups to pitch:
My Pregnancy Journey
PopUp Shop Shop
Applied Vehicle Analysis