Itumuleng Mabote, Ubutouch talks about: what Ubutouch is working on; how trusted smart access might work; the pilot it is carrying out; and looking for funding.
Django Bathily, D-G, Sira Labs talks about: how the idea for Sira Labs came about; the type of start-ups it is incubating; its start-up space in Burkina Faso; and its expansion plans.
Adewale Yusuf, Founder and Publisher, Techpoint.ng talks about: how he started Techpoint; the monthly reach of the platform and its audiences; the two tech-promoting events it has run; and three exciting things happening in the start-up space in Nigeria.
Karanvir Singh, CEO, Yego Moto talks about: how the company got involved in Rwanda; how it created a pilot; the regulation of moto taxis; what drivers and users get out of it; and Yego Moto’s regional expansion plans.
Toro Orero, Managing Partner, DraperDarkFlow talks about: three African start-ups DDD has invested in; how African start-ups can succeed; challenges with the dealflow; and issues of scale.
Ido Sum, Partner, TLcom talks about: its first three investments (Terragon, mSurvey and Andela); and a fourth investment in East Africa that it will announce shortly.
Dare Okoujdou, Founder, MFS talks about: what the company does; who they raised US$4.5 million from; how it was able to get investment from China’s LUN Partners and Holland’s Goodwell Investments; why investor understanding of culture and context is important; why US and some European investors don’t understand USSD; and the greater patience of angel investors.
Quentin Harley, Morgan 3D Printers talks about: how he came to be making 3D printers; the type of printers he makes; how people are using his 3D printers; and House for Hack and other maker spaces in Johannesburg.
Vikash Govindjee, Co-Founder, Carter talks about: how the app and website help guide South Africans through the complicated process of buying a new car; how many people are using Carter; its investors; and future plans.
Lebogang Madise, mlab talks about: the three different programmes that mlab runs; examples of start-ups it is supporting; and the two biggest barriers to start-up growth in South Africa.
Co-Founder Chinedu Azodoh, MAX talks about: the origins of MAX as a Nigerian start-up; how the founders assumptions changed through piloting the business; going to Techstars in 2015; closing its funding round; adding personal motorbike rides; growing the business; and expanding to other countries.
On October 24 2017, Standard Bank held an event for the participants in its Threads fashion accelerator. In this clip, the judges explain what they are looking for in the start-ups.
There were 10 start-ups pitching and this video is a selection of five of them. The winner was Kaveto Tjatjara, World View for his waterless toilet. He’s interviewed separately on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaEJB The f…ive pitches in this clip are: Pebl (a low-cost computing device); Green Team (a water filtration product); Braaitime (a meat sales site); Glowdom (teaching code); and Proquest (online medical advice).
Kaveto Tjatjara, CEO and Co-Founder, Worldview Investments talks about: the challenge of providing toilets in his country; how the idea for the watereless toilet came about; how it works; the prototype and the piloting; and how he feels about going to Slush as the Pitch Night winner.
Shola Adekoya, Konga.com talks about: the changes in the market since Konga launched; the number of current total users and active users; Konga’s top 3 selling items; the launch of the Konga Daily service; and future expansion plans.