Three days ago a rather interesting competition ended in Kenya; ipo48
‘IPO48 is a 48 hours bootcamp event that aims at giving web/mobile startups a launch platform for their startups through of mentorship, networking and media exposure. A minimum of one of the participating startups will get an investment from the IPO48 investors before the 48h is up.’
The winner of ipo48 was Tusqee System, who provides a SMS based platform for schools to communicate directly with parents. Schools can save as much as 80% on their communcation budget!
Seen from the MYC4 lens, I find Logistis of special importance as they are addressing SME based book-keeping and accounting. I will follow them and see where it leads…
It’s now happening!
Startup Weekend Lagos, the first Startup Weekend in sub-Saharan Africa (Sept. 9-11)
I am extremely happy about this specific message, as I am a volunteer Mentor at Startup Bootcamp/Weekend!!
There are several differences between ipo48 and Startup Bootcamp/Weekend, but one of the most important differences lies in the aspect that the startups in Startup Bootcamp/Weekend do not have to be within web or mobile (though majority is from this space).
I will keep you posted on this… have a great day!