East African mobile startup pitching competition PIVOT East is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, today, with 25 startups to pitch throughout the day, spanning five competition categories. Here Disrupt Africa introduces the five startups who pitched in the enterprise category.
SaniCMS provides church management software and online learning tools for congregations, targeted at the 500 million Christians living in Africa. It charges setup fees and subcriptions, and also makes money from premium SMSs.
It already has two paying clients, but is looking for US$30,000 to allow it to scale to 25 churches by the end of the year.
An app offering discount coupons to users and merchants the chance to increase footfall in their stores. Discounts are curated based on current location and biographical data provided on signup, while merchants – who pay KES1 per view of their coupon – obtain in-store traffic and analytics on customers.
Mobu has been in a testing period, but already has more than 2,000 downloads and 15 merchants. It is looking for US$30,000 to assist with customer acquisition and app development.
An online market research platform allowing SMEs to learn about their customers at a lower price. Djuaji charges commission for surveys completed, as well as for expert market research, and pays survey takers via mobile money.
Already working with two multinationals and five SMEs, Djuaji is not looking for funding, having just closed a round with Savannah Fund. However, it is looking for exposure and strategic partnerships.
Looks to tackle the difficult procurement process in Kenya through a web and mobile platform that allows procurers to post their offerings and potential suppliers to apply. Charges transaction fees and for notification bundles.
Tenderpreneur.net is aiming to have 11,000 tenders by the end of the year, but having raised seed funding in April is only seeking mentorship at this point.
Looking to assist SMEs with the recruitment process, Duma Works offers network recruiting via any mobile phone device. Its filtering technology means only suitable candidates are referred to companies, who are charged at three price points depending on the level of sieving.
Duma Works believes it is operating in a US$300 million market across Africa, and is looking for US$250,000 on top of US$500,000 it has already raised in order to expand its team and enter other markets.