BREAKING: Winners of Pivot East 2012 Announced
We’ve kept things going the past few days thanks to our Live Blog with a mix of tweets, photos, video and more and updates on our Twitter account as well. And with no further ado, we present the winners of Pivot East 2012. Just to put it in context, category winners won $10,000.
Financial Services – SchoolBursar (Fomobi Solutions, Kenya)
Streamlines the process of receiving and managing payments at schools through M-Pesa
Business & Resource Management Category – Easy Order (Easy Order Operations, Uganda)
SMS based ordering and supply chain management application that simplifies the way customers order for goods from manufacturers and distributors.
Utilities: MafutaGo! (AppDivisions Ltd, Uganda)
Helps users find the nearest fuel stations with the prices and Services that best suit their needs.
Education: MPrep (M-Prep Ltd, Kenya)
An SMS-based study solution for students, teachers, and schools
Gaming: Ma3Racer (Planet Rackus, Kenya)
Racing game set on busy Nairobi highway with +800,000 downloads.
Overall Winner: Ma3 Racer, Planet Rackus (Kenya)
So, much like we saw with our infographic from our poll on “What do the Startup Finalists want from Pivot East in 2012?” Seems like for the finalists this dream will come true.
What do you think of the winners? It was a close call for many and we were glad you picked Afrinnovator to walk you through the play-by-play. Follow up with us on an inside look at Savannah Fund, an exclusive look at the m:lab and more.