Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, will be showcasing some of the graduating companies from its accelerators in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
Startups from Nigeria and Kenya have been featured on techbuild.africa, today the next port of call is South Africa.
The 3 startups pitching at the Founders Showcase 2021 from South Africa are:
Founded by Yusuf Henriques, this biotechnology platform drives precision health equity and novel gene-targeted therapeutics for indigenous populations globally.
IndyGeneUS is creating the world’s largest blockchain encrypted repository of indigenous and diasporic African/Afro-Latin clinical and multi-omics data for disease prevention/detection, drug discovery and development, and clinical disease management.
Launched in 2020, the startup is utilizing state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to generate a whole-genome sequence (WGS) database of 1 million people from indigenous populations across the African diaspora. Increased diversity of genetic data will facilitate more robust research and accelerate scientific discovery.
Founded by Jacobus Erasmus, CitiWiFi provides innovative internet connectivity solutions as well as more traditional services and internet products.
Internet connectivity has the distinction of being at the same time very cheap and expensive. The cost of getting fibre or an ADSL to your doorstep is actually a big chunk of your earnings.
CitiWiFi can lower the monthly internet costs dramatically and allow normal people the same experience and speed of fibre but at half the cost.
It implements this by specifically targetting apartment buildings due to their unique construction and proximity to each other, it is possible to half the per-user cost of providing internet to tenants
For building owners, CitiWiFi provides custom solutions that allow building owners to provide internet to their tenants at a really good price but with minimal issues.
For tenants, the startup provides internet services to people living in apartment buildings through an enterprise class WiFi connection.
Airwaiver provides a free online and offline waiver forms for adventure operators.
Co-founded by Herald Smith, the startup provides you with the option to automatically insure your customers for the extreme sport.
You will also lose less customers because many travel insurance~ and medical aid schemes do not cover extreme sport activities – especially for adventure travellers.
In most cases, medical aid schemes, travel insurance and normal insurance providers do not cover extreme sport activities.
This can lead to tragic and disastrous consequences as we have experienced in the past. We partner with insurance providers to provide cover for these once off activities, the fees are very low and the cover pays out whether or not your existing insurance pays. Learn more
The airwaiver app seamlessly integrates with its API, so when an adventure enthusiast signs a waiver form with an adventure provider in our app, the sale is made – no need for a salesman.
The paragliding community in South Africa sees 32,000 tandem flights per year alone. its mission is to connect all other adventure sports operators directly with an Insurance Provider in the country that they operate in.
You can register here for the event.
Featured Image: (L-R) Yusuf Henriques, Founder, IndyGeneUs; Jacobus Erasmus, Founder, CitiWiFi; Herald Smith, Founder, Airwaiver
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