Ashoka East Africa partnered with Glovo, Esade business school and Boston for a start-up event that happened yesterday at Capital club.
Lofte Kesho, a tech hardware and software company won the competition at the live pitch event that had eight small and medium enterprise focused on Start-ups in Kenya.
Lofte Kesho is a tech hardware and software entity that identifies and data profiling, aligning the big four agenda of food security.
“If agriculture falls everything else will fall, we are building a whole market of animal identification,” said Benard, the founder.
The tech firm was awarded with a trip to Barcelona and a certificate.
The 2nd winner was Nanasi, an entity that offers an online app for restaurant and club kitchens to curb servers from taking a wrong order.
Founded by Faarah Nur and co-founder Diana Mbaka-Nur, the app unifies sales and payment channels centrally, customers, orders, menu and staff deliveries at one place.
The third winner was the field score limited that connects the marginalized to the world using data, technology, agents and merchant shops.
William Benthall, general manager sub-sahara Africa at Glovo congratulated all the participants and wished them well during the event
Other start-ups who presented were, easy pay, hawala, kilimogram and Kristen World.
Ashoka East Africa was Founded in 2001, it is the youngest Africa program serving Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
It strives to shape a regional, entrepreneurial and competitive citizen sector, one that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the region’s citizens to think and act as Change makers since the year 2000.
The aim of the competition was to help accelerate the progress of the selected start-ups.
The event was graced by the Spanish Ambassador to Kenya, Dona Cristina Dias Fernandez-Gill who said Glovo is successfully expanding in Africa and the Spanish government wants to support entrepreneurship for both investors and workers.
“I hope the challenges facing both our countries will further cooperation by creating more opportunities and bi-lateral relations,” she added.