It provides a platform for Africa-focused startups their solutions to our panel and an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and media in order to get valuable feedback and build connections to help them move their ideas forward.
The first edition in April featured startups from the UK, Rwanda, US and France.
This second edition is the culmination of our 8-week i4DAfrica Startup Accelerator Lab. Run by the Africa Technology Business Network, i4DAfrica is an early stage training, mentorship and support network for UK entrepreneurs developing technology-driven solutions that address a need in the African market.
The judging panel
Our high-profile panelists bring a balanced mix of technology, business and investment experience. They include:
John Butt- CEO at Conduit Ventures
Nzube Ufodike – Director at AMOO Capital Advisory
Meredith Ettridge – International Policy Advisor at The Royal Academy of Engineering
Leslie Onyesoh – Co-founder & CEO at Kwanji
Venue: IDEALondon, 69 Wilson Street, EC2A 2BB
18.30 – Networking and drinks
19.00 – Start of programme and Introduction of panel
19.15 – 5 minute pitches followed by 5 minutes for feedback
20:15. – Talk by Christopher Baker-Brian, CTO BBOXX (Judges scoresheets will be compiled during the talk)
20:30- Announcing winner
20:35- Networking and drinks
21.00 – End of event
The pitch line-up of innovative, Africa-focused startups includes:
IZI-Fin is a data driven, mobile banking solution that offers transparent and accessible financial services to the unbanked masses in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A platform that aims to improve pricing transparency and increase access to markets for skilled tradesmen and women Nigeria by connecting them to customers and clients.
VisioRecruit is a video-enabled recruitment platform that enables recruiters in Africa to remotely interview and assess applicants, allowing them to more cost-effectively access skilled talent in the diaspora.
OKIKI is a movie streaming app with a social twist. The app creates a unique movie experience by connecting movie fans to each other and to their favourite actors, while providing a secure channel for local African film makers to generate revenue.
Bahati Books is an e-book publishing company that aims to bring to global readers captivating and well-written African literature by African authors.
MedTechDoctors is a network for a new generation of doctors who are pushing the boundaries of medical technology innovation to impact healthcare in Africa.