IIDEA Projects taking off: Sauti and clinicPesa chosen to join Make-IT Accelerator

Two of our IIDEA projects are off to the next phase with the GIZ Make-IT in Africa Accelerator:

Sauti is the mobile based trade information and social accountability platform for East Africa’s cross-border traders and SMEs.

clinicPesa is a healthcare loans and saving platform that allows to continuously set aside healthcare funds for medical access from any registered health facility.

Workshop at the Make-IT in Africa Accelerator in Nairobi.

The Make-IT in Africa Accelerator is a programme that promotes digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa. It’s funded by the German government; the project is implemented by GIZ, in collaboration with Nailab (Kenya), Co-creation Hub (Nigeria) and Endeva.

The Make-IT in Africa Accelerator is based in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya. The programme seeks to address the common challenges of business development faced by digital start-ups through a nine-month acceleration programme.

Julia from Sauti pitching at Make-IT in Africa Accelerator event in Nairobi.

Sauti and clinicPesa were both selected out of over 200 applicants to be part of a group of 15 most promising digital startups in East Africa. As part of the Accelerator Sauti and clinicPesa will be provided with access to major international corporations and investors. The three main phases of the business development programme will include: Capacity for growth, Cooperation Readiness and Investment readiness.

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