Nailab selects startups for sixth cohort

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Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the six startups selected to participate in the sixth cohort of the organisation’s five month accelerator programme.

Nailab said the variety of startups selected for the programme – which range from sports betting companies to research aggregation startups – highlights the diversity of demand and industries that could be disrupted by innovation coming from entrepreneurs.

The startups selected are digital magazine curator Mobu Limited; web-based research aggregator Utafiti.co.ke; mobile sports betting platform Nibet; home security kit Project Cipher; the Dial-a-Maid on-demand cleaning service; and carpooling app Jambo Car.

The startups will participate in the incubator from September until January 2016, during which time they will undergo a product development phase to refine their solutions, followed by training focusing on business processes and business development training.

“We are pleased to welcome the sixth batch of startups into the programme.  It will be a great process for the startups and ourselves to see the products go through a complete product evolution in the six months of incubation,” Nailab said.

Disrupt Africa reported in June Nailab announced a restructuring of its activities, to allow for the intake of four batches of startups a year, as opposed to the two cohorts per year it previously incubated.

Startups will now be joining the five or six-month Nailab programme every three months, with each cycle feeding into the previous to share market and product development experiences.

 

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