GreenHouse Capital, a Lagos-based venture capital (VC) firm, has announced 10 startups to take part in its 2019 Tech Accelerator progam. Of the 10 startups participating, eight are Nigerian while the other two are from Ghana and Botswana.
The GreenHouse Capital program is a tech accelerator program for young tech startups developing innovative solutions to some of Africa’s toughest problems.
The first edition of the program held last year. Now for the second cohort, the program has compiled 10 startups selected from a pool of over 200 applications from across the continent. These 10 startups come from various verticals of the tech ecosystem, including healthtech, fintech and edtech.
The selected startups for the program include Doctoora, a healthcare start-up that provides fully serviced medical facilities to healthcare professionals on a pay-per-use basis; Gricd, an Internet of Things (IoT) startup that has developed a cold chain solution for the storage and transportation of vaccines, blood and agricultural products; and Otrac, which has developed an e-learning software forhealthcare professionals.
Others include Vesicash, a platform that ensures digital transactions by small businesses are secure; SchoolFocus, a school management solution; Whip Music Africa, a platform for Nigerian creatives in the music industry; Mashup Beauty, an online marketplace for beauty businesses; and Datespace, a dating app.
Ghana’s fintech startup, Bace and Botswana’s IoT platform, Vimosure,also made the list.
The selected startups will take part in the program at the Lagos-based tech hub Vibranium Valley. The startups will undergo various trainings curated by Google mentors and industry experts to scale their solutions and make them investor ready. They will also get access to products, resources and proof of concept opportunities with Google Launchpad, DIY Law and Oracle.
The program will culminate in a demo day in December where the startups will present their ideas to an audience of global investors and other seasoned entrepreneurs. This will provide the startups with a chance to secure investments from GreenHouse Capital and other investors.
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