Pan-African incubator MEST has announced the 11 startups from its 2019 cohort that will receive US$100,000 seed investment.
The startups which are offering goods and services across diverse sectors, including AgriTech, Fintech and entertainment hail from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa.
MEST which offers a training program and seed fund to startups in Africa takes equity in its portfolio startups and 18 months of incubation support.
To date, MEST has invested in over 50 startups across industries from SaaS and consumer internet, to eCommerce, Digital Media, Agritech, Fintech and Healthcare IT.
Here are the 11 startups:
Adi+Bolga (Ghana): a platform using the power of technology and community to gather data and create conversations around the black skin and black skincare.
BezoMoney (Ghana): a digital savings platform for traditional savings groups.
CoFundie (Nigeria): a platform for crowd-sourcing funds for the development of buildings using cost-efficient and time-saving techniques.
CoVibes (Nigeria): a platform that pairs verified studios and producers, allowing them to list their profiles and manage bookings while enabling artists to find and collaborate with them and each other.
Farmula (Kenya): a web and USSD platform to create a direct connection between farmers and businesses using an automated process to increase order efficiency.
Kweza (South Africa): a service that enables informal retailers to order products at the best price and receive deliveries directly to their stores.
Massira (Ghana): a social support network and healthcare service aggregator for women.
Niqao (Ghana): a financing platform that connects merchants and lenders to enable them to offer customers the option of paying in instalments.
Saada (Kenya): a messaging and mobile money ticketing services for increasing digital sales and data collection.
Nadia (Kenya): a personalized automated health companion that provides quick medical attention and prescriptions.
Zuri (Nigeria): a platform that helps beauty professionals manage their customers and provides an easy way for people to find and book beauty services.
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