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East Africa Com
25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu Upper Hill HotelNairobi


Discover East Africa's most inspiring tech start-ups

Live on 26 April 2023


Six finalists will deliver their pitch live during East Africa Com to our panel of expert judges. One will walk away with the prize. Who will it be? 

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Avana Spaces

Avana Spaces Limited is a startup software company based in Kenya that strives to provide innovative solutions for advertising and finding a home in Kenya. The company was founded to address the challenges that individuals and businesses face when advertising and searching for properties in Kenya. The company is developing a platform to simplify the process of advertising and finding properties, making it more efficient, cost-effective, and user-friendly.

Cashback App

CashBackApp is a mobile app that connects FMCGs & brands directly to consumers in Africa and helps them push sales via discounts/coupons and collect timely consumer insights in formal & informal markets. They also help consumers to save up to 15% on their grocery shopping. So far, they have 380K downloads and are growing fast. 

The app allows FMCG companies to build loyalty amongst customers by allowing them to earn cashback via M-Pesa on their everyday shopping.


ShopOkoa is a Fintech platform that enables B2B payments and empowers users to save for emergency funds while accessing credit for essential purchases. Designed to support over 300 million Blue-collar workers and 100M+ MSMES in Africa, ShopOkoa provides safe and affordable options to protect against catastrophic health care expenses and financial distress. With integrated financial systems in popular supermarkets and local kiosks, ShopOkoa is making it more convenient for users to pay on credit regardless of their mobile network.

Tawi Digital Health

Tawi Digital Health is a digital health company with the goal of increasing access to healthcare. We constantly innovate and develop our solutions around our users' needs. Digital technology coupled with scientific based evidence drives our solutions. We are a timely healthcare provider of affordable health and wellness services, including managing chronic diseases, complying with medication, check-ups, and accessing health and wellness services. We offer simple 360 solutions and have our users top in mind as we continue to deliver value and excellent user experiences. Changing the African healthcare landscape one patient at a time.


At East Africa Com 2023, Tuifund will be showcasing its solutions in the impact and nonprofit sectors. We have created two main products. First, our matchmaking platform whose main technology is a KYC (Know Your Client) model. The platform is used predominantly by nonprofit organizations and social businesses for verification and access to an extensive database of global funders. Secondly, our microgrant fund that disburses patient capital and works with beneficiaries to produce micro and macro data that the industry needs. The invitation to pitch at EA Com comes at a perfect time while we are raising our seed round. We will be seeking to attract investors with interest in tech or impact

YNA Kenya

YNA Kenya is a social enterprise that aims to mitigate climate change through technology by providing sustainable, innovative solutions for e-mobility, clean energy, and decentralized carbon trading. Our E-Ride App offers EV and E-Boda taxi-hailing services, while our E-Go Charging Network provides battery swapping services for all EV companies in Kenya using solar power energy. We also offer last-mile services for women with our Her-Go platform and help bridge the gender gap in e-mobility. Our Carbon Credit trading and abasement solution uses AI and IoT to monitor carbon emissions and post them in the carbon market using blockchain technology. Finally, our SACCO offers fiancing for EVs using DeFi technology. Join us in creating a sustainable future!


We're thrilled to introduce the judges who will listen and probe some of East Africa's most promising start-ups whilst delivering powerful tips during their 1-2-1 feedback. 

Laurie Fuller

Venture Partner

Raiven Capital

Dario Giuliani

Founder & Director

Briter Bridges

John Kimani

Head of Developer & Startup Ecosystem 

Google Kenya


Start-up Criteria

  • Seed funding under £5 million (or local equivalent)
  • 1 - 10 employees
  • Under 3 years in business
  • Ideally based in East Africa

Scale-up criteria

  • Series A funding under £15 million (or local equivalent)
  • 10+ employees
  • 20% YOY revenue growth over 3 years
  • Ideally based in East Africa