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iHub By Sheilah Birgen / June 28, 2013

Pivot East 2013 Winners

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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

Irene Kagwa of Uganda Communications Commission awarding the Kytabu Team, Dr. Ndun’gu and Tonee Ndung’u

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

Ivan Lumula Of Microsoft awarding Mikul Shah and Johann Jenson of Sleepout

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 Studio’s Team

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

Erik Hersman giving Geoffrey Ndosi of Go Finance the trophy

GO Finance Company Ltd: GO, leverages business value chains & technology to provide MSMEs at the base of the pyramid. From Tanzania

Mobile Utility category

Agatha Gikunda of Intel with Laban Okune and Mark Ngetich of Ma3Route

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.

Author : Sheilah Birgen

Sheilah, is the Communication and Outreach Lead at m:lab East Africa. Areas of major interest for her: Mobile, Startups and Learning. Mobile4Development enthusiast.


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  • 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!

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