PIVOT East was held on 27th June 2019 at iHub in Nairobi. The event was held for its 6th time. It saw startups from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda pitching both virtually and physically to a panel of judges and other attendees. The event was live streamed to the public as this year’s conference was an exclusive and smaller event to enrich networking and interaction by the attendees. Invitees included seasoned startups founders, startup enablers, investors, industry players, government representatives and development partners.
The winners of PIVOT East were are follows:
Runner up - UGticket
Cloud9xp is an online marketplace, booking service and distributor for leisure experiences. We offer a simple way to discover and book leisure experiences to do across Africa.
UG Tickets (Uganda)
UG Tickets is a secure, online platform designed to facilitate the selling, marketing, and distribution of tickets for the convenience of event organizers/vendors and the consumers making it possible for people to browse through a variety of events in music, football, festivals, conferences and talk-shows online; from any place, make the payments using mobile money and receive the tickets directly on their mobiles via Email and SMS.
Winner - Enfinite Solution
Runner up - Vipimo
Enfinite Solutions Limited (Kenya)
Through our portfolio of premium products – WakiliCMS and EliteSuite, we strive to make sure that law firms and legal departments are run efficiently to minimize costs, increase profits and improve decision making criteria.
Vipimo is a 'sensor as a service' subscription service currently serving several large customers in the B2B space (large farms, freight forwarders).
Winner - Coinbox
Runner up - Sheria Kiganjani
COINBOX KENYA (Kenya)
Coinbox allows its users to own Coinboxes in different and diverse listed brands and save for their due holidays by sending whatever amount they are comfortably able to their Coinbox until they reach the required amount.
Sheria Kiganjani is the first online legal digital platform in Tanzania which enable users to access various legal services remotely from their devices i.e. Mobile Phones, Tablets, Computers etc.
Social Impact Category
Winner - AfyaKit
Runner up - Ecomakaa
We are a social venture start-up, focused on improving health outcomes by providing actionable in-facility data to health sector players across Sub Saharan Africa. They have analytics tool that enables decision making for health managers.
ECO MAKAA (Kenya)
'Eco Makaa' is an e-commerce company that connects local fuel briquette producers to a client base. These fuel briquettes are smokeless eco-friendly alternatives to wood charcoal
Winner - Mobishule
Runner up - Work Pay
Mobishule is a Value Added Service proposition to parents of partners’ schools that enables them to access small amounts of school fee cash advances using mobile.
Work Pay (Kenya)
Work Pay is a workforce management and payment system with mobile biometric Time Tracking, Payroll Management and automated salary payouts/payments to banks and mobile wallets. Work Pay plus also provides B2B salary financing to help enterprises pay their employees on time always.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!