The final five qualifying businesses for the next round of the Ayo Scaling Africa Series have been selected. The series looks to assist tech entrepreneurs in taking their Series A businesses to the next level.
The founders and their teams will now test their mettle against one another with the overall winner claiming the R100,000 cash prize from investment group Ayo Technology Solutions. However, the Ayo Scaling Africa Series goes beyond a single cash injection, as these businesses will also be considered for more in-depth investment funding and support from Ayo and its management team.
Top five businesses to pitch:Dove Air
provides instant access to urgent medical supplies to those across the world through advanced drone technology and has serviced over 2000 hospitals, helping local communities with vital services.
Co-founder and CEO: Francisco MartinsLiquidGold Africa
offers solutions for sanitation waste with globally designed, patented, and manufactured dry toilets for both males and females. The company’s focus is to save precious water resources and create new products from toilet resources (human waste) in a simple and cost-effective manner, as the by-products contains all the important nutrients that agriculture needs for healthy plant growth.
Founder and CEO: Orion HermanThe Marking App
is a data-free mobile and web application that automatically marks school assessments while giving learners access to immediate feedback, online support, and study material. Teachers are given a detailed analysis of results, reducing time, and increasing the quality of assessment and support given to the learners. Learners can form virtual study groups and discuss any schoolwork that they need to.
Founder and managing director: Kabelo MahlobogwaneMemeza Shout
is the first black-woman-owned company to provide South Africa’s first, patented Public Alarm system, combining physical alarms, neighbours, community safety groups and the South Africa Police Services to collectively fight crime. Memeza's value add is bringing Private and Public Partners together through technology to fight crime, using technology can improve response times.
Founder and CEO: Thulile Mthetwa and Elmarie PereiraThe Red Cup Village
medical respirator is Sahpra approved 3D printed medical devices with two valves for changeable use. The devices are customised to an individual's face structure and have the ability to monitor a user's health condition through an application that sends an alert when they are running out of oxygen. The products are manufactured 100% locally using recycled material and biodegradable material.
Founder and CEO: Luvuyo Ndiki
The Demo Day will be held on 28 July 2021. Attendees can find the registration link to the event here