The Africa Business Conference is almost here and there is too much to be excited about. The conference is already a force all on its own what more if you add a bit of money to be won by deserving businesses? It will be spectacular. Unfortunately if you did not apply in time (November 20th to December 15 last year), you are not in the running but 10 African start-ups are. These 10 will be invited to pitch their business in front of approximately 700 attendees and receive feedback from a panel of experienced judges. The competition winner and runner-up will be awarded cash prizes of $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. Finalists will have the opportunity to participate in the Startup Lab, a workshop for early-stage entrepreneurs to solicit advice from conference participants.
Apart from that, 20 ventures will showcase their companies in a Start-up Fair. The future of African business will be on display in Boston, USA. May it send shivers and chills of excitement throughout the world!
The Finalists for this year's Venture Pitch are:
Releaf from Nigeria which is making B2B trade in the country's agriculture safer, more efficient and profitable by financing suppliers and creating reliable supply chains
Finnager is Intelligent, accurate and secure software-as-a-service technology providing verification and management of African online identity and personal data
WeFly Agri is a company offering a software to enable farmers and land owners to monitor and manage the activities on their plantations.
OZE is a mobile app that empowers small business owners across the continent to make data-driven decisions & access capital to drive growth
Nokware Skincare is a beauty and skincare brand from Ghana, featuring skincare products that are natural, sourced locally and packaged sustainably
Majik Water harvests water from air, creating a new source of clean drinking water for water-scarce communities.
Africa Energy Solutions (AES) is a power generation (Energy) company that provides professional services in power generation.
Do it Now Now helps individuals that are passionate about Africa build businesses that make a profit and save lives.
Umwenge Green Electricity Supply Corporation (UGESC) Limited is a Zambian owned, female-led, entrepreneurial waste to energy company
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