Three Startups Selected For DEMO Africa Innovation Tour In Ghana
DEMO Africa, in co-function with MEST Africa, is putting in efforts to making the Ghana, Accra Innovation Tour a success. From a group of 9, Complete Farmer, DevLess, and RedBird were selected as the three startups that pitched for a chance to vie for the West Africa representative at the DEMO Africa launch event this October in Morocco.
As an Agritech startup, Complete Farmer brings about significant and innovative agribusiness solutions to clients to up the productivity scale, increase profitability and help them gain the competitive upper-hand across the agricultural chain of value.
DevLess is into the provision of user-friendly data storage for web and mobile applications, as well as application object that reduces the number of code developers write to handle the complex functionalities that apps come with.
In the health sector, RedBird is a tech startup that liaises with pharmacies and endorsed chemical outlets to bring them verified rapid test technology that will help chronic and acute conditions. This enables such businesses to expand their enterprises, equally giving patients a comfy way to keep tabs with their health, regardless of their locations.
Philippe Greinacher of MEST Africa, Abdul-Latif Issahaku of MTN Ghana and Danny Kofi-Armah from Viamo are the three respected personnel that would comprise the panel of judges, to which the representatives of the competing startups pitched their products. But out of the nine that showcased, Complete Farmer, DevLess, and RedBird emerged winners of the Accra edition. The other seven competitors were Joluud, Trucker, Qualitrace, Damansah, Bidii Build and InvestXD.
In his remarks, the MEST Accra Incubator Community Manager, Sylvan Lewin expressed that MEST is proud to collaborate with DEMO Africa, with who they have a shared mission of assisting and empowering entrepreneurs from Africa. According to him, his “Community had a remarkable time playing host to the Ghana edition of the DEMO Africa Innovation Tour, and we are excited to see a trio of MEST companies compete in the next round. We are eager to work with DEMO Africa again to further bring more African talent into the global limelight”.
In a faceoff, the Ghana triple threat will compete with Nigeria and Ivory Coast to stand a chance to represent West Africa at the launch of the conclave, which holds 18th and 19th October, in Morocco. The regional startups that pull through will automatically qualify for the round of 30, where competitors will be provided with resources worth more than USD 150 K including USD 120 K software tools from Microsoft and USD 15 K from AWS to help them expand their businesses.
DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of Lions@frica that is geared towards connecting African startups to the global ecosystem. The DEMO Africa stage presents a platform for the most innovative companies across Africa to launch their products and announce their solutions to the world.