A Kenyan based virtual Water Network Operator, HydroIQ founded by Brian Bosire & Victor Shikoli recently emerged the winner of the “Startup of the Year 2018 competition”. This great feat was announced by Startup.Info , following an awards ceremony which took place in Casablanca at the end of January,2018.
The innovative startup brings intelligence in water distribution by preventing leakages on the network and automatic (mobile) billing a payment.
Nigerian based start up, Peachwater Consulting which was founded by Okey Ibekwe Esse, won the Special Prize Startup Of The Year Award. The Nigerian start up manufactures and markets Powerstove clean cookstove that is smokeless and generates electricity with 70% less biomass fuel than competitors.
Following the success of the first edition of “Startup of the year Africa”, the collaborative startup magazine Startup.Info has reiterated its commitment to supporting African innovation.
With the support of major international groups such as OCP, ENGIE, QWANT, FINANCE INNOVATION, PwC, Labs-NS-Avocats, Holmarcom Group, Royal Air Maroc, as well as 70 media and ecosystem partners, Startup.Info launched the 2nd edition of the contest “Startup of the year Africa”.
This year, more than 600 startups from 52 different countries took part, more than 12 000 online votes were gathered, and 41 million people reached on social media.
More awards were also given to other start ups who participated in the competition.
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