Startup-Land: Kenya

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 …

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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, …

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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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We bring together solar energy, e-mobility and the Internet to provide solutions that create jobs and increase productivity while protecting the environment. The so-called Solar-E-Cycles produce their own electricity with sunlight and offer the rider a comparatively fast and comfortable means of transport thanks to the E-push. The bikes are to be used primarily in …

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Auto – Truck E. A Ltd is a Kenyan engineering company established to design and manufacture environmentally friendly electric mobility products for the vast and untapped African market. The driving force behind this company is Kenneth Guantai, a Kenyan young entrepreneur and innovator with a great passion for environmental protection. He is interested in developing …

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