Pivot East competition wraps up: Winners announced

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Kola Studio wins SMA in 2015

Pivot East is East Africa’s premier app mobile startup pitching competition closed off yesterday and at last the winners have been announced. Kenya scooped 3/5 of the categories and Tanzania and Uganda have took the remaining two. So the winners for the 2013 Pivot East competition are:

Mobile Finance Category


GO Finance Company Ltd: GO, leverages business value chains & technology to provide MSMEs at the base of the pyramid.- Tanzania

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Others nominated

  • Inforex Africa
  • M-Duka Ltd
  • intelworld Ltd

Mobile Entertainment Category

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Kola Studios: Matatu, is a two-player card game based on the popular Ugandan game played with a pack of cards.The game can be played on Mobile (Android) and on Facebook. – Uganda

Others nominated

  • Jooist
  • TiVi
  • 254Events
  • Tokelezea

Mobile Utilities Category


Ma3Route: Ma3Route, crowd-sources for traffic and transport information from locals in order to provide users with up-to-date information that can inform their movements. – Kenya

Others nominated

  • SmartShop
  • TrueDine
  • The Diet Assistant Ltd
  • Habari App

Mobile Enterprise Category


SleepOut.com: SleepOut, SMS-driven booking process connects both commercial and peer-to-peer hosts with guests and agents.-Kenya

Others nominated

  • SchoolMaster Solutions
  • echorest Technologies Ltd
  • Mank and Tank
  • Binary Logic

Mobile Society Category


Kytabu: Kytabu, is a micro-leasing textbook subscription application that enables students to get just the material they need to learn, when they need it, wherever they are and pay for just that piece of content while they have it. – Kenya

Others nominated

  • Code Vision Ltd
  • Ecademy Africa
  • Skoobox
  • iDaktari Ltd

source & image credit: Pivot East