We are glad to announce the 10 participants from Kenya that have qualified for the national bootcamps and pitch events that are set to start on 28th March 2022. The bootcamps are the third phase of the Digital Innovations for Business Resilience in the East African Community, a program under the dSkills@EA project.
This program aims to support young innovators at universities in the East African Community to develop and implement digital innovations for business resilience in the times of Covid-19. It started with a call for applications from 24th January 2022 to 21st February 2022. Successful applicants then entered the Ideathon phase which ran from 25th February 2022 to 7th March 2022. Read more about the program here.
The 10 participants that advanced to the Bootcamp phase were selected by a combination of country leads and experts using the selection criteria defined here.
Here are the selected participants that advanced to the Bootcamp stage in Kenya.
Easy Home by Benaiah Wepundi
Easy Home is a digital innovation that provides property owners with a platform to list their properties, screen tenants based on data that we provide and manage their properties.
AstraPark by Nirel Kadzo
AstraPark is a B2B solution for real estate developers with parking assets and a B2C solution where individuals can book parking spaces.
Scan and Go by Joy Nafula
Scan and Go allows users to buy goods by scanning items in a supermarket.
GAO-UG Ltd by Akejo Gordon Victor
GAO-UG is an app where farmers are able to order agriculture inputs and farm tools which are delivered straight to their doorstep.
TOW N’MECH by Eric Kiverenge
TOW N’MECH is a digital innovation that can pinpoint the location of motorists and the nearest auto service station so that they can get assistance.
Juba Street WiFi by Abraham Nyuon
Juba Street WiFi is an innovation that will set up WiFi hotspots on the streets of Juba. Users can pay for a voucher using mobile money, receive a code to use as a password and then access the WiFi.
Gwiji by Elizabeth Mwangi
Gwiji is a digital platform that connects casual cleaners to their clients through a mobile app.
Cattle Rustling by Flavian Anselmo
Cattle Rustling is an innovation that is able to track the location of animals using a device that is embedded in the animal’s collar.
4Farm(ER) by Sonia Claire
This innovation is a dry store plant with automatic testing. Drying and storage chambers. Farmers can bring their produce after harvesting for drying and storage for a fee.
Imapct Farm by Charles Oyamo
Impact Farm is a grocery delivery service that delivers fresh groceries in under 30 minutes from a network of small scale farmers.
What is next?
The Kenya Bootcamp phase will begin on 28th March 2022 and will be held at Strathmore University. This phase will end with a pitch event on 2nd April 2022 at Daystar University where the top two participants to represent Kenya at the regional grand finale will be selected. You can join the event as a member of the online audience by registering here www.dskills.iucea.org/ke-pitch