day 2. I arrive at iHUB exactly on time, 8:30 a.m. I find a handfull of techies who arrived on time. I greet them and plug my mobile phone on a socket at the front of the hall. I check the Saunasafari.com website for todays schedule. It seems today is going to be the doomsday for the chosen 8 finalist. These included some start-ups that have already made some significant scalability in the market. These are:
Here are some of their reviews.
There is DUMA works, a start-up that helps graduates get updates on job openings. A start-up that is currently being incubated at the Nailab incubation center in Nairobi, Kenya. www.dumaworks.com
number 2 is Keja hunt. A start-up that focuses on the affordable housing market. Their main challenge is get Real estate developers who make house for rent and list their inventories on their website for the locals to be able to locate vacant houses easily. www.kejahunt.com
number 3 on the list is Tip for Tap. Is an online platform where users are able to take pictures of stuff they don’t need at home and exchange for stuff they need. It has 5 team members. Their Idea was born when the founders where staying in Dubai during the 2007/2008 financial crisis. They got concerned on the number of people who could not pay off their bank loans opting to leave everything and go to other financially stable countries at that period of time.
number 4 on the list is Cladlight. A start-up that adds wireless indicating jackets to be used by Kenya’s Bodaboda(motorcycle) riders. There are currently more than 600,000 taxi motorcycle riders in Kenya that serve as a potential market for these guys from Nailab incubation center.
Number 5, one on the winners for Day 2 is SOKOTEXT. An SMS based start-up that tries to make food affordable for everyone in Kenya. http://sokotext.com/
number 6 is Totohealth. They were the second winners of the pitching hack. Their main product is related to health somehow. They use the power of mobile Apps to help mama’s and their siblings have better health. http://totohealth.org/
number 7 is Afrokidz a start-up courtesy of @kenyanpoet. The #saunasafari coaches from start-up sauna had a few comments for them. They needed to watch out on their main competition Tinga Tinga Tales. Tinga Tinga Tales is a kids show that has been aired on local TV for some time now. They challenged them to make their App free to use, calling this the “Freemium” business model. http://afrokidz.co.ke/safaritales/
Number 8 we have FunKE Science a start-up made by students from the University of Nairobi. http://rockesci.co.ke/tag/funke-science/ . They plan on making science facts more fun in the kids 8-4-4 curriculum. They are currently working on the FunKe Science website. Their team is mainly comprised of Geology students in their 3rd year of study at University of Nairobi,Chiromo campus.