Meet the five final­ists of the Ener­gy Camp East Africa

A total of 46 East African star­tups with prod­ucts for the decen­tral­ized renew­able ener­gy mar­ket applied for Startup|Energy’s Ener­gy Camp East Africa.

From the appli­ca­tions, these five star­tups were select­ed to par­tic­i­pate in Ener­gy Camp:

  1. Solar Pipo (Ugan­da): Mak­ing solar ener­gy acces­si­ble to the dairy industry
  2. Inno-Neat (Kenya): Sec­ondary use of lithi­um-ion bat­ter­ies for solar and e‑mobility applications
  3. Solar Freeze (Kenya): Solar cold stor­age for per­ish­able prod­ucts for small rur­al farmers
  4. Fin‑e (Ugan­da): using fin­tech to improve busi­ness devel­op­ment of local solar com­pa­nies in Africa.
  5. Zuhu­ra Solu­tions (Kenya): The Hal­isi Trol­ley — a solar-pow­ered food vend­ing trolley

Each Ener­gy Camp par­tic­i­pant receives sev­er­al months of online coach­ing from expe­ri­enced entre­pre­neurs who know the local ener­gy mar­ket inside out. The final event will be a face-to-face work­shop in Kam­pala (Ugan­da) from 27–29 Sep­tem­ber. There the star­tups present their busi­ness ideas in front of oth­er star­tups, investors as well as expe­ri­enced entre­pre­neurs. The finale is the com­pe­ti­tion for the Startup|Energy Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros.

Startup|Energy is an ini­tia­tive of the Stiftung Solaren­ergie and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Freiburg to pro­mote region­al and inter­na­tion­al exchange between star­tups in the field of decen­tral­ized, renew­able ener­gy sup­ply in D‑A-CH and East Africa. Select­ed star­tups from Ener­gy Camp East Africa will there­fore be giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in the next Ener­gy Camp Freiburg, find coop­er­a­tion part­ners or pitch to investors.