The Africa edition of the 1776 Challenge Cup took place in Nairobi, Kenya with 30 startups across the African continent, presenting their ideas and pitches for the chance to get funding and advance to the Global Finals in June.
The startups were clustered into six main categories: Education, Health, Food, Money, Transportation and Energy with many putting in amazing performances.
At the end of the competition, the startups that won appear to have been those with already established structures, including traction and a clear strategy for going to market. Three startups from Morocco (Hakeeme, GoMobile, Moldiag,), one from Kenya (Moringa Schools) and one from Ghana (Zeepay) won a trip to the 1776 Global Challenge in Washington, DC.
We wish them the Best as they move for the Finals.