On Thursday 14th of Oct 249Startups held its 3rd Demo Day featuring Orange corners batch 3 participants, where 12 startups showcased their extraordinary efforts achieved throughout the program in this past year competing for access to investments amounting to 115,000 Euros judged by a panel consisting of representatives from our program partners :
- Haggar Group
- Elnefiedi Group:
- Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands:
- OC HQ
About OCIF :
Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) aims to improve access to finance for early-stage startups that are enrolled in the Orange Corners Sudan incubation program. Orange Corners Innovation Fund is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented in Sudan by United Capital Bank in collaboration with 249Startups.
About 249 Startups Demo Day:
About Participants :
This batch featured an exciting variety of sectors in which the startups operated, these sectors included Education, Digital Transformation, Financial Inclusion, Customer Service, Energy, and Fintech.
Following a series of pitch presentations, Q&A sessions, evaluation discussions conducted by the program panel during the Demo Day, they have selected 7 Startups to receive fund investments as follows:
Sunflower secured the highest funding: 40,000 Euros.
Sunflower Energy aims to revolutionize the alternative energy sector in Africa through the provision of portable, compact, pre-mounted, and pre-wired solar energy generators. Through the products’ portability and compactness features, the logistics associated with the transportation of the working force and the various components of energy systems are significantly improved.
SudaGarlic came in 2nd place securing: 25,000 Euros in funding
SudaGarlic targets the food and agriculture market, where the sub-sector is valued at 150 million dollars each year. SudaGarlic aims to develop garlic seeds through plant tissue culture, in addition to helping garlic farmers access markets through storing, processing, marketing, distributing, and creating new markets.
NASNA came in 3rd place securing: 15,000 Euros in funding
NASNA is active in the elds of digital transformation and nancial inclusion. In particular, in Social Commerce – E-Commerce via Social Media Platforms – by providing a digital platform (SAAS) to online merchants who use social media platforms; in order to simplify client base and inventory management, as well as streamline transactions into a single channel
Tolivery came in 4th place securing: 12,500 Euros in funding
Tolivery is your telematics all-in-one platform for eet optimization, driver management, and regulatory compliance across your mobile operation. Tolivery protects your people & infrastructure, help plan & meet demand and gather apps, software platform & API; enables asset managers to plan & meet demand. The technology implemented monitors on-board diagnostic data, GPS asset location, movement patterns, operator and asset behavior.
Btagdary came in 5th place securing: 10,000 Euros in funding
Btagdary is a Sudanese platform that aims to empower women economically and socially through vocational training, professional endorsement training and raising women’s awareness
Kalemna came in 6th place securing: 7,500 Euros in funding
Kalemna is a virtual customer service platform that aims to support startups and corporations by outsourcing the customer care and providing customised solutions that lead to customer satisfaction. With a prior focus on females with social challenges and disabled individuals who don’t have easy access to the workforce
Mango Gate came in 7th place securing: 5,000 Euros in funding
Mango Gate is an online platform that provides an easy access to language courses based on the idea that the language is a skill to be acquired not a subject to be studied. Mango Gate exists to make language learning interactive and accessible. In addition to that it also provides high-quality translation services in many languages
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