Startup-Land: Kenya

eWA­KA is a plat­form for com­muter and com­mer­cial micro-mobil­i­­ty fleets. We com­bine hard­ware, soft­ware and ser­vic­ing to respond to the increas­ing urban trans­porta­tion needs on the con­ti­nent while address­ing the major cli­mate chal­lenges of this crit­i­cal sec­tor. Through our inte­grat­ed plat­form solu­tion approach we will elim­i­nate many of the oper­a­tional chal­lenges that nor­mal­ly occur for …

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Muku­ru Clean Stoves is a social enter­prise that designs, pro­duces and dis­trib­utes improved, reli­able and afford­able cook stoves for low income house­holds. Our cook stoves are made using local­ly sourced recy­cled waste met­al. This reduces pro­duc­tion costs and makes the prod­ucts afford­able for our tar­get mar­ket. Burn­ing sol­id fuels such as wood, char­coal and agricultural …

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Our objec­tive is to sup­port rur­al com­mu­ni­ties in the fish val­ue chain through afford­able refrig­er­a­tion. “Kuza” is a Swahili word mean­ing “to grow.” Accord­ing to the Food and Agri­cul­ture Orga­ni­za­tion, there are more than 12.3 mil­lion small-scale fish­er­men in sub-Saha­ran Africa. Fifty-two per­cent of these fish­er­men live off the grid, and about 45% of their fish …

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M‑Paya offers pre­paid res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial elec­tric­i­ty meters that make it easy for prop­er­ty own­ers and man­agers to indi­vid­u­al­ly bill res­i­dents for elec­tric­i­ty usage. Depend­ing on the cus­tomer’s needs, Mpaya offers two options: installing its smart meters and oth­er hard­ware in a build­ing or installing plug-ins for exist­ing hard­ware to make it smart. Once installed, the …

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Raino Tech4Impact is a social enter­prise that uses tech­nol­o­gy to strength­en the African val­ue chain. We use tech­nol­o­­gy-enabled solu­tions in agri­cul­ture to increase pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and effi­cien­cy. Agri­cul­ture accounts for 80% of the East African Com­mu­ni­ty’s GDP. We are lever­ag­ing both exist­ing and inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies in sub­sec­tors such as fish­eries and aqua­cul­ture to help pro­duc­ers and …

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We pro­vide solar pow­ered cold rooms for fish, fruit and veg­etable farm­ers. This cold stor­age sys­tem is ide­al for Kenyan farm­ers as it ade­quate­ly address­es the prob­lem of post-har­vest loss­es of fresh pro­duce. The prod­ucts are placed in clean plas­tic box­es, which are stacked in the cold room. This extends the shelf life from two …

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The Mom­basa-based com­pa­ny man­u­fac­tures and dis­trib­utes solar-pow­ered cool­ers (Kuza Freez­er) to small-scale fish­ers, pro­vid­ing them with sus­tain­able cool­ing ser­vices dur­ing and after fish­ing to reduce post-har­vest fish loss­es and improve food security.

We are a team of a new, young gen­er­a­tion of Africans with an aver­age age of 27. Like many our age, we have seen our par­ents and grand­par­ents and those before them work tire­less­ly on farms in the coun­try, only to find that much of their fresh pro­duce has spoiled for lack of prop­er cold …

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Basi­Go is an elec­tric mobil­i­ty start-up that aims to rev­o­lu­tionise pub­lic trans­port by offer­ing pub­lic trans­port bus own­ers a low-cost elec­tric alter­na­tive to diesel. Head­quar­tered in Nairo­bi, Kenya, our team is made up of expe­ri­enced entre­pre­neurs who have spent more than a decade work­ing and inno­vat­ing in the fields of elec­tric vehi­cle tech­nol­o­gy, mobil­i­ty in …

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Opibus was found­ed in 2017, just as elec­tric mobil­i­ty was tak­ing off and elec­tric cars were just appear­ing on our roads. Opibus’ vision is to make elec­tric mobil­i­ty acces­si­ble to a broad­er mar­ket by mak­ing the tech­nol­o­gy more cost-effec­­tive and sim­pli­fy­ing deploy­ment. The com­pa­ny focus­es on all-elec­tric con­ver­sion kits for fleet vehi­cles such as light …

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