Mentorship Platform Inuka Wins Startup Weekend Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya- 54hrs was all it took for 56 of 120 participating teams to pitch ideas; 13 of them to be shortlisted; and one team to emerge winner at the Startup Weekend in Nairobi.

Inuka Kenya, an entrepreneur’s crowd source platform, was voted best idea of the weekend. Their aim is to bring entrepreneurs onto one networking platform.

Geoffrey Gitonga of Inuka said the team will use the Kes 55,000 cash prize to expand their operations. The grand prize also includes a 3-month membership (top-tier) at The GrowthHub for all team members plus one permanent seat for the same period at The GrowthHub (in total valued at KES 195,000).

The most innovative and original idea was credited to Mobilab for their presentation of mVerify. The platform is built to check the originality of official documents (certificates, references, land title deeds) by cross-checking unique document identifiers such as serial numbers to their database.

Local music streaming distributor iBambe was acknowledged with an honorable mention while iMedic won the category for best demo of their patent status data capture and sharing tool.9 other teams presented their ideas.

Cloud Governor – A matatu (public transit) management and low enforcement application.

Pesa Rahisi An online /mobile payment money transfer system that is cross platform.

Tusemezane A 2 way SMS platform for election communication.

Christian Dating site with a difference - Dating site for Christians.

Masomo Moja – Making education affordable and available for teachers, students and parents.

Jiamulie – Traffic prevention solution with features of crime reporting and information sourcing.
Patahao – Easy way to build/ buy/ rent houses according to your needs.

Success solutions – Advertisement space.
Darasani – Tutor support system.
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