A buzz fills a packed Strathmore lecture theatre in Nairobi, Kenya tonight where 100 inspired Kenyans pitch ideas, question business models and form teams; 48 hours later 17 such ideas are prototypes and products ready for market and one of those ideas will get Ksh. 1,000,000 ($12,500) This is the beginning of IPO48. Organised in Kenya by HumanIPO, Garage48 and partners. We had previously covered the launch here.
The shortlisted startups include:

  • M-Farm – Marketplace for Farmers
  • My $hillings – Daily bargain deals in Nairobi (Facebook)
  • Pamoja Shops – Marketplace for Handicraft Products
  • Sakanya – Service for finding lost ID documents
  • iSafiri – Destination Marketing, Inventory Management and Reservation System
  • MySafari – Tourism Information and Search Portal
  • Stoundi.com – Just Ask search for Kenya
  • TaxiMatch – Virtual Taxi Ordering Service
  • Pata-Cab – Find a closest Cab (GPS based)
  • HizoNotes Mobile – Mobile access for sharing your school notes (Web)
  • SportRoar – Twitter for Sports Events
  • MapMa3 – Maping Matatu Routes
  • XeptusVirtual market place with integrated business intelligence
  • Jumla – Platform for people to find premier African content
  • Developing Africa – HumanIPO for NGOs
  • Xtreem Ad – Self-generated Classifieds for Individuals
  • Tube Website Creator – Enabling premium content providers charge for their content
  • Clinical Data Management – Medical Journal Software for Hospitals

Here’s the exclusive first video with the first of them.

Follow Afrinnovator on Twitter for the live tweets of the event & the winners.

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