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SeSAfrica’s tech ecosystem is buzzing with excitement following the announcement of 32 trailblazing start-ups set to take centre stage at the AfricArena Safarilex Bootcamp kicking off on the banks of Lake Navasha in Kenya on Sunday.
The start-ups, handpicked for their innovation and potential, will embark on a transformative journey at the three-day bootcamp and learning expedition. This will be followed by AfricArena’s Nairobi Summit and the Africa Climate Tech Festival.
For the Safarilex Bootcamp, AfricArena and its partners Catalyst Fund, AWS Startups, AfricArise Ventures, EDF, GIZ, and French South African Tech Labs, have curated a stellar line-up of talent, promising intensive learning, networking, and ground-breaking innovation.
The Founders’ Deal Flow Bootcamp programme aims to accelerate the growth of these promising start-ups by offering valuable insights into critical areas often overlooked by other incubation programmes. Moreover, it prepares them for investor engagement, networking, and relationship-building in the highly competitive tech landscape. Organisers say it also offers founders the space to forge connections with fellow entrepreneurs from diverse corners of Africa through a series of events and activities.
Here are the standout start-ups selected for Safarilex Bootcamp.
- Arable Grow, South Africa – tackles food security issues by democratising vertical farming technology.
- WildBio, South Africa – utilises food processing technologies to create nutritious, affordable foods and improve farmer incomes.
- Chanzi, Tanzania – uses black soldier fly larvae to convert food waste into nutritious protein for animal feed.
- Seabex, Tunisia – helps to better manage your irrigation by considering data related to your plot, your climate, and the plant varieties you cultivate.
- SKT Aeroshutter, Tanzania – focuses on large-scale reforestation projects in East Africa, emphasizing sustainability and CO2 sequestration.
- Koolboks, Nigeria – develops eco-friendly, solar refrigeration products for domestic, commercial, and healthcare use.
- Mavuno Technologies, Tanzania – offers decentralised infrastructure solutions for less-served areas in Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Mazi Mobility, Tanzania – connects individuals to solar energy access through convenient payment plans.
- Rensource Energy, Nigeria – utilises food processing technologies to make nutritious foods accessible while improving farmer incomes.
- Ampersand Solar – focuses on creating circular economies and addressing environmental issues through data-driven solutions.
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- Farm to Feed, Kenya – aims to reduce food loss and waste while improving farmers’ income in Kenya through a circular food system.
- Ai Scarecrow Technologies, Ghana – uses AI and robotics to deter pests from destroying cereal crops in Ghana.
- Melanin Kapital, Kenya – provides African SMEs with access to last-mile carbon financing to enhance green equipment accessibility.
- Motherland, Kenya – builds connections between agritech start-ups and smallholder farms in Kenya.
- Sunfi, Nigeria – connects individuals to solar energy access through convenient payment plans.
- Naturelock Food, Kenya – utilises food processing technologies to create nutritious foods while enhancing farmer incomes.
- Circularity Space, Kenya – uses technology to create circular economies and address environmental issues through data-driven solutions.
- Arbreen, Kenya – focuses on large-scale reforestation projects in East Africa, emphasizing CO2 sequestration.
- Farmz2u, Nigeria – aims to build Africa’s operational engine for its agriculture supply chain through data-centric solutions.
- Noornation, Egypt – provides decentralised infrastructure solutions for less-served areas in Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa.
- today, Kenya – a renewable energy semiconductor manufacturing start-up
- Arena Recycling Industry, Tanzania – addresses plastic waste pollution by providing innovative and sustainable solutions, including processing plastic waste using semi-automatic polymer sand technology.