Pitch Event

19.10.2022, Kigali

African Ener­gy Star­tups: Pitch Event

Startup|Energy in coop­er­a­tion with African Solar Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion (AFSIA) and The Aspen Net­work of Devel­op­ment Entre­pre­neurs (ANDE) is pleased to invite you to a pitch pre­sen­ta­tion of African star­tups in the decen­tralised solar tech­nol­o­gy sector.

Start-ups from sev­er­al African coun­tries will present their inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and ser­vices for the decen­tralised ener­gy mar­ket in Sub-Saha­ran Africa. 

It is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty for investors, project part­ners, sup­pli­ers and foun­da­tions to get to know African inno­va­tions in decen­tralised solar tech­nol­o­gy and to meet the start-up founders.

The pre­sent­ing star­tups are Fel­lows of the Startup|Energy ini­tia­tive and have passed through an exten­sive accel­er­a­tor pro­gram in recent months.

Date and time:
Wednes­day, 19 Octo­ber 2022, 5pm — 7pm

KN1 Avenue, Quarti­er de Kiy­ovu, Kigali
(10 min­utes dri­ve from Con­ven­tion Cen­ter)
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Phys­i­cal presence

The num­ber of par­tic­i­pants is lim­it­ed. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free of charge, reg­is­tra­tion is manda­to­ry.

After the pitch ses­sion, there will be exten­sive oppor­tu­ni­ties for in-depth dis­cus­sions with the start-ups dur­ing a sub­se­quent large event with BBQ and drinks, organ­ised by AFSIA, ANDE, Startup|Energy.…..

Here are the star­tups, their inno­va­tions and their rep­re­sen­ta­tive at this pitch-ses­sion (in alpha­bet­i­cal order):

  • Inno­va­tion of Drop Access (Kenya) is the Vac­ci­Box: a portable solar-pow­ered refrig­er­a­tor that pro­vides cold stor­age and safe trans­porta­tion of vac­cines and drugs. It also includes an inno­v­a­tive real time med­ical data man­age­ment.
    Rep­re­sent­ed by Norah Magero, CEO
  • Inno-Neat (Kenya) man­u­fac­tures Solar Ready Repur­posed Lithi­um Ion Bat­ter­ies from recy­cled cells for use in Solar and E‑mobility appli­ca­tion. The start­up thus offers a prac­ti­cal solu­tion for the old bat­ter­ies of Africa’s mil­lions of solar home sys­tems.
    Rep­re­sent­ed by God­frey Simiyu Kati­ambo, CEO
  • SLS Ener­gy (Rwan­da) builds ener­gy stor­age sys­tems from bat­ter­ies sal­vaged from e‑waste or retired from elec­tric vehi­cles. They are cur­rent­ly pro­vid­ing ener­gy stor­age-as-a-ser­vice to telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion tow­ers.
    Rep­re­sent­ed by Lean­dre Berwa, CEO
  • Solak­il­imo (Kenya) pro­vides solar pow­ered cold rooms for fish, fruits and veg­etable farm­ers on a pay-as-you pre­serve mod­el.
    Rep­re­sent­ed by Raphael Asi­ba, CEO
  • Thinkbikes (Nige­ria) man­u­fac­tures elec­tric road bikes and car­go bikes local­ly and makes them avail­able for ride-share and lease to indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness­es in urban and rur­al com­mu­ni­ties to pro­vide afford­able, clean mobil­i­ty.
    Rep­re­sent­ed by Tolu­lope Olukokun, CEO
  • Worldtech Con­sult (Ghana) designs, man­u­fac­tures and brings to the mar­ket turn-key, mod­u­lar, off-grid and hybrid cold chain solu­tions and rur­al elec­tri­fi­ca­tion.
    Rep­re­sent­ed by Julius M. Dzah, CEO
  • Zuhu­ra Solu­tions (Kenya): Their prod­uct, the Hal­isi Trol­ley, is a com­plete­ly solar-pow­ered street food vend­ing trol­ley that allows ven­dors to elim­i­nate the time and cost of sourc­ing and main­tain­ing char­coal to heat their food.
    Rep­re­sent­ed by Lloyd Gitau, CEO

Time for reg­is­tra­tion completed

Startup|Energy is an ini­tia­tive of the Stiftung Solaren­ergie and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Freiburg to pro­mote star­tups in the field of decen­tralised ener­gy tech­nol­o­gy in Sub-Saha­ran Africa and Germany.