TechInAfrica – Three South African startups were selected to pitch their solutions at the Stanford Africa Business Forum that took place in Stanford, California, USA this Saturday, April 20. It was the twelfth edition of the forum and organized by the Africa Business Club. The forum aimed at discussing and identifying new approaches to drive growth on the continent.
These six startups got selected because they met the criteria set by the organizers, including:
- Startups that operating in Africa
- Have less than 40 employees
- Must have made a social impact(s)
- Have raised some funding
These startups pitched their solutions to a panel of judges which included HSBC Venture Capital’s Managing Director, Oreoluwa Adeyemi; LoftyInc Capital Management’s Founding Director, Marsha Wulff; Tlcom’s Founding and Managing Partner, Maurizio Caio; Pact Ventures’ Manager of Social Investment and Alternative Finance, Katherine Fackler; Boston Consulting Group (BCG)’s Senior Advisor, Nyimpini Mabunda; and Paga’s CEO and Founder, Tayo Oviousu.
Meanwhile, keynote speakers for the forum were McKinsey Africa’s Chairman, Acha Leke; Africa50’s CEO, Alain Ebobissé, Andela and Flutterwave’s Co-Founder, Iyin Aboyeji; and True Africa’s Chairman, Claude Grunitzky.