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iHub By Jessica Colaço / April 12, 2012

Top 50 List For Pivot 2012


Crossposted from the Pivot East Blog

After a gruelling post Easter selection process,the list of the semifinalists for this year’s edition of Pivot East is finally unveiled.The selections were as exciting as they were diverse.The next  stage of the competition will see the stakes raised as the creme de la creme of the categories  will be identified.

The semifinalists of Pivot East 2012 listed by category are as follows:

Financial Services Category

  • Chamapro
  • Changamka
  • Future Magnets
  • Kwachu Tiko
  • mCollector
  • MobiKash
  • mPermit
  • M-Tafiti
  • Pay4Us
  • QuickElec

Business and Resource Management Category

  • Art Pakacha
  • Dairy Sacco App
  • Easy Order
  • Get-it! app
  • MyBusiness App
  • SMS Based Health Insurance Members Verification
  • SMS Offline and Online virtual  Market place
  • Wakili

Entertainment Category

  • Andromaid
  • AngryKenyans
  • KenyanEnt
  • Ma3racer
  • Mag Preview
  • Magaziine
  • Mingle
  • Run For Afrika
  • Tough Jungle

Mobile Society Category

  • eLimu
  • FarmPal
  • Gorecycler
  • GreenhousePro
  • mpoultry
  • MPrep
  • Mtu wa Job
  • StorySpaces

Utilities category

  • 6ix degrees
  • Crowdpesa
  • I travel
  • Mafuta Go
  • Mare-Mare
  • Migwa
  • mTracker
  • m-verified
  • Smart Drive 360
  • Tell-a-Friend

The choice of semi – finalists from the list of 206 applicants that met the threshold  for selection is the first stage of a two tier process for the final 25.The announcement of the finalists will be made within the fortnight.

Congratulations to the innovation community for the eager participation.To the semi-finalists Hongera! and Good luck!!


Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • Peter at 12:59:02PM Friday, April 13, 2012

    I applied for this challenge but never heard from you.

  • Daudi at 10:42:22AM Monday, April 16, 2012

    Wondering who iTravel is.

  • The Openbook Blog at 19:26:47PM Monday, April 16, 2012

    Wish the developers all the best in the presentation and later modifications of their projects :)


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