iHub By Sheilah Birgen / June 28, 2013
Pivot East 2013 Winners
After long, intense and exciting two days of pitching and several months of planning, East Africa’s premiere mobile startup’s pitching competition and conference came to an end today.The competition kicked off early this year with outreaches across East Africa. Today, we are pleased to present to East Africa the winners of Pivot East 2013.
The winners are:
Mobile Society category
Kytabu: A micro-leasing textbook subscription application that enables students to get just the material they need to learn, when they need it, wherever they are and pay for just that piece of content while they have it. From Kenya
Mobile Enterprise category
SleepOut.com: Web and SMS-driven booking process connects both commercial and peer-to-peer hosts with guests and agents. From Kenya
Mobile Entertainment category
Kola Studios: Matatu, is a two-player card game based on the popular Ugandan game played with a pack of cards.The game can be played on Mobile (Android) and on Facebook. From Uganda
Mobile Finance category
GO Finance Company Ltd: GO, leverages business value chains & technology to provide MSMEs at the base of the pyramid. From Tanzania
Mobile Utility category
Ma3Route: Ma3Route, crowd-sources for traffic and transport information from locals in order to provide users with up-to-date information that can inform their movements. From Kenya.
Geoff Anampiu at 11:21:07AM Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Congratulations to the winners. The challenge now is to built sustainable businesses that are scalable across the continent and beyond. Well done and all the best!Reply
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