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

Registration for Startup Pitch on 19.10.2022 at ONOMO Hotel, Kigali (5pm-7pm)

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.