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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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
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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.