From the sands of the Sahara to the Western Cape of South Africa, these startups are lighting the way with their innovative ideas on how to change lives with technology. Ranging from online dating to a financial services app, to a company seeking to integrate technology into cleaning services, Africa’s diversity will be well-represented at Web Summit. Here are some of the best:
BSAVI – South Africa
Bsavi is an app that aggregates real-time social, credit and bank transaction data into a single place that allows banks, credit providers and e-commerce businesses to connect to users’ financial graph for a more efficient transaction experience.
jampp – South Africa
With teams based in Buenos Aires, London, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town, jampp is a Startup with global ambitions. jampp have built an advanced technology platform that streamlines the whole mobile app marketing process (from user acquisition to re-engagement) by applying big data, programmatic buying and machine learning.
iMote – Morocco
iMote is an amulet that lets you take control over your smartphone and the world around you. Without touching your phone and with a simple gesture or a push of a button, iMote let’s you skip to the next song, order a cab, decrease your smart AC temperature, take family pictures, or make your phone ring when you can’t remember where you misplacse it. And, to make iMote unique to you, all gestures are customisable.
Friendite Global Limited – Nigeria
Friendite is one of the fastest growing online dating sites in Nigeria. Friendite offers a wide range of features, providing a single space for members to find their match; share photos and videos; create events, blogs and groups; play games; and even read the latest news.
PushCV – Nigeria
PushCV is a database of CVs designed to help employers find the the best people to hire. PushCV’s team also work towards helping prospective employees develop their knowledge, skills and abilities while simultaneously connecting the right people with the right job.
Smartbug.ng – Nigeria
Smartbuy.ng is an online shopping mall helping consumers find the best possible deals for computers, mobiles, electronics and much more.
Sweepsouth – South Africa
Sweepsouth’s aim is to help professional cleaners access employment opportunities and allow homeowners to conveniently book their services. By bringing technology into the process, they hope to help modernise the domestic cleaning services industry.
Voise – Egypt
Voise is a social platform that facilitates discussions for creators and innovators. It provides a space for new voices, as well as breaking news on a variety of topics.
8bit – South Africa
8Bit is a native advertising and content discovery platform with a focus on emerging markets. 8Bit provides a suite of tools to online publishers that assists them in better understanding and growing their online audiences across various networks.
NileCode – Egypt
Nilecode is specialised in building internet based applications for Enterprises, Startups and SMEs in addition to building its own portfolio of innovative apps. It is made up of a team of young professionals seeking to ensure the best quality service for their clients and audience using innovative and creative techniques that makes the web work for people.