Meet the Mobile St...

Meet the Mobile Startup Camp entrepreneurs

infoDev’s Mobile Startup Camp has almost arrived! Designed to accelerate the growth of early-stage mobile entrepreneurs from emerging and frontier markets, the five-day program of lectures and hands-on workshops will provide participants with an opportunity to refine their product strategies, business models and marketing pitches, sharpen their negotiating skills, and network with investors and peers.  The week’s activities will also include a Demo Day–a pitching competition before a panel of industry experts and angel investors.

If you are an investor interested in seeing the startupsduring Demo Day
on November 15, send us an email.

Winners of the mAgri Challenge and 14 other of the best startups from infoDev’s growing network of business incubators will be joined by a select group of top coaches and mentors with extensive experience supporting entrepreneurs on their journey from ‘mind to market’. 

Get the latest on Mobile Startup Camp on Twitter by following the hashtag #mobilestartup.

The entrepreneurs participating include:

Zubair Abubakar, Co-founder, Pledge51 – a media company in Nigeria developing a mobile social gaming platform for Africa.

Alloysius Attah, Co-founder, Farmerline Ltd. – a mobile venture in Ghana offering improved information access and communication pathways for smallholder farmers and agricultural stakeholders. 

Kelldick Bakorkor, Co-founder, Orgaroo - a software startup in Ghana that seeks to make the event coordination process easy. 

Mwema Jacob, Co-founder and CEO, Fomobi – a mobile solutions company in Kenya that has developed mTRACKER, a menu-driven mobile application that personalizes asset security.

Kate Kiguru, Chief Innovator, Ukall Ltd. – a Kenyan company developing mobile solutions that help large companies better manage their decentralized employees.

Stella Kariuki, Co-founder, Zege Technologies - a Kenyan-based firm that builds software applications around mobile money and business management for enterprises in Africa and emerging markets. 

Catherine Mahugu, Co-founder, Shop Soko – a company in Kenya developing a mobile solution that allows designers and artisans in the developing world to upload and sell their jewellery pieces online, with no need for a computer or a bank account.

Waliaula Makokha, Founder and CEO, Jooist – a Kenyan firm developing a social gaming network targeting the one billion plus feature phones in emerging markets.

Martina Mariki, Co-founder, Mobile Agricultural Alliance – a Tanzanian company developing a mobile application-based record keeping platform to help livestock farmers better plan and manage their farming activities. 

Suzana Moreira, Founder, moWoza - an South African impact enterprise adopting mobile phone technologies to simplify and expedite trade and distribution in Africa.

Lawrence Muka, Co-founder, Umati Solutions – a Kenyan company developing mobile financial solutions including PriceCalculate, a mobile application that enables producers to calculate the price at which they can offer their products and still be competitive.

Moustapha Ndoye, CEO, Xtreme Design and Engineering LLC – a Senegalese firm developing a suite of mobile applications for hospitality management, all designed to enhance the guest experience and help hotel management do business more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Stephanie Njerenga, Data Manager, Ma3Route –a mobile application being developed in Kenya that assists people in getting from point A to B in countries where such information is limited. 

William Senyo, CEO, SliceBiz – a Ghanaian firm developing a crowdfunding micro-investment platform to help innovative early-stage African startups raise funding. 

Aboubacar Sidy Sonko, Founder, Amandjine Consulting - a company in Senegal specializing in the development of mobile and web solutions oriented towards rural areas in general and agriculture in particular.

Daniel Thuranira, Co-founder, MkulimaBima – a Kenyan company that helps farmers and insurance firms in Kenya track compensation claims in real-time. 

Roxanne Wanliss, Project Manager, Me-A-Go - a mobile application being developed in Jamaica that helps event patrons to easily and conveniently purchase electronic and mobile tickets for events in the Caribbean.

Troy Weekes, Founder, EZLearner Inc. - a company in Barbados providing educational technology solutions for students across the globe. 

To learn more about the Mobile Startup Camp, and view profiles of all of the participants, visit the Camp’s website.

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