PIVOT East Africa Developer conference set for Nairobi on June 5-6


Nairobi is set to host the Pivot East Africa regional mobile applications developer competition which will culminate in a pitching conference on 5th and 6th June 2012.

The competition has five categories with each having finalists pitching to a distinguished audience of investors, development partners, telecoms operators and other industry players from East Africa and across the globe.

The competition also gives companies the opportunity to showcase their applications to Operators, Venture Capital Community, Angel Investors and the ICT community at large, and at the same time the chance win prize money for their companies and applications.

This year’s finalists, from where various category winners will be picked at Ole Sereni Hotel, also the venue of the previous conference, are:

 BUSINESS AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CATEGORY App. App’s Brief description Company
Get-it! App An App that Facilitates restaurant goers to know the location of restaurants on the go. Sail Ltd
Dairy Sacco App A mobile credit tool on agricultural cooperatives that provide inputs and merchandise to their members on credit against produce deliveries. Infocentra Ltd
SMS Offline and Online virtual Market place A platform that integrates money transfer and delivery of goods and services. Bei Nafuu Ltd
Easy Order SMS based ordering and supply chain management application that simplifies the way customers order for goods from manufacturers and distributors. Easy Order Operations
SMS Based Health Insurance Members Verification Verification system for health insurance of members when they go to access services at hospitals. Multics Systems Co.Ltd

 

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY App. App’s Brief description Company
TUBET Enables users especially football fans to place and collect bets Squad Digital Ltd
Ma3racer A racing game set on the busy Nairobi highways Planet Rackus Ltd
Mingle A chat app Dotideas Technology Ltd
Angry Kenyans A satirical mobile game aimed at mocking the Villains in the daily life of Kenyans Xema Labs Ltd
Tough Jungle An action game app with an African jungle setting Elan Telemedia Ltd 

 

MOBILE SOCIETY CATEGORY App. App’s Brief description Company
MPrep An SMS-based study solution for students, teachers, and schools M-Prep Ltd
eLimu An ed-tech initiative that is focused on Primary School education Elimu Foundation
StorySpaces A digital storytelling portal The Kuyu Project
mpoultry Brooder poultry monitoring using a mobile phone MLFocus (U) Ltd
Sarura An application which provides weather updates and agricultural advice to farmers Osca Connect Ltd
UTILITIES CATEGORY App. App’s Brief description Company
Crowdpesa Location based service that enables its users to find the nearest Financial and Retail services. Space Kenya Networks Ltd.
Mafuta Go Helps users find the nearest fuel stations with the prices and Services that best suit their needs. AppsDivision Ltd
6ix degrees A system that allows users to back up all their contacts and later restore them when need arises Binary Science Ltd
mTracker An app that enables users manage security of their possessions Fomobi Solutions
m-verified An application for Verification of documents legitimacy Mobilab Ltd

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES CATEGORY App. App’s Brief description Company
MobiKash A mobile commerce platform that is agnostic to mobile network operators MobiKash Afrika Limited
mCollector An App based on the use of Mobile Money to send bulk payment from a group to the MFI Software Group Ke Ltd
Pay4Us An App that unites mobile money and micro-finance by offering financial collaboration Zege Technologies Ltd
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Chamapro A platform that helps informal financial self-help groups and savings clubs digitize their information management and record keeping Bityarn Consult Company Ltd

 

Streamlines the process of receiving and managing payments at schools through M-Pesa 

A platform that helps informal financial self-help groups and savings clubs digitize their information management and record keeping Bityarn Consult Company Ltd

 

Fomobi Solutions 

 

 

 

Bityarn Consult Company Ltd

 

Nairobi’s m:Lab East Africa is currently holding coaching and mentoring sessions for the finalists in preparation for the conference, while a number of speakers have already confirmed attendance and participation in 5 fireside chats titled:

  1. Opportunities of entrepreneurship in the East Africa Region
  2. Financingchallenges in the regional technological scene
  3. Role of corporates in stimulating innovation
  4. Social impact and the Social enterprise
  5. Role of innovation in driving the regional economy