10 Kenyan Startups selected for the $10k Wazo Competition

Hindsight Ventures has selected ten Kenyan startups to participate in the Wazo Challenge. They will compete for US$10,000 cash grant and other perks.

The Wazo Challenge is Hindsight Ventures’ third attempt, and it is also the first time that it has been held in Kenya. Aimed at Kenyan entrepreneurs aged 18 – 30 years who are building a  tech-based venture, the programme is a four-week venture development bootcamp, led by global mentors and industry partners, culminating with an investor demo day. 

The grant funding will be awarded to the selected startups, who also have access to support programs. They include Kiri EV (clean energy startup), Afrigility (on-demand warehousing solution), Mawu Africa (creative marketplace), StoFresh Africa (fresh food supply chain solution), and DoctorsLive (digital mental health care platform).

The list also includes deferred tuition payment service Chaptr Global and internet connectivity platform NikoRadius.

“We see Wazo Challenge as an important, base-of-the-pyramid, startup ecosystem enabler, that helps identify winners at the earliest stage, and support them all the way through scaling-up and fundraising by way of our mentorship. Our companies have gone on to raise strategic capital and get into international accelerators, and that’s a win for them and the ecosystem at large,” said Ajay Ramasubramaniam, co-founder and CEO at Hindsight Ventures.

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