GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Top 15 to Demo for Fall 2017 (Africa)

October 25, 2017, Accra, Ghana. The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the top 15 startups selected to demo for the 2nd annual Africa digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the African cohort features finalists from over 38 different countries.

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in Africa.  GSE digital accelerator programs are open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day. The top 3 are announced at the conclusion of the program to receive partner prizes, media features, and potential investment.

GSE digital accelerators are organized by 7 regional directors who will be hosting all programs this fall. Startups can apply for admission to a digital accelerator via our partner platform F6S.  The 2017 accelerator dates are:

  1. Caribbean October 17-19
  2. Africa October 24-26
  3. Europe October 30- November 1st
  4. America November 7-9
  5. Middle East November 12-14
  6. Asia November 14,15,16
  7. Latin America November 21-23

Speaker, partnership and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to the GSE team via

Africa Top 15

  1. SynCommerce- Ghana – E-commerce Data
  2. ZayRide- Ethiopia  – Transportation
  3. Grain Capitals- Nigeria – Agriculture
  4. Ubuntu Meal Deliveries Zambia – Commerce Delivery
  5. SunPoynt  Kenya – Energy
  6. ScholarX- Nigeria – Education
  7. Soko Ug Uganda- E Commerce
  8. iNuKa PaP- Kenya  – Fintech
  9. Young women in programming- Ghana – Education
  10. iBeba- Kenya – Logistics Transport
  11. Bitpaya- Nigeria – Fintech
  12. Mediosa Nigeria – Medical
  13. ShambaIntel Africa- Kenya – Agriculture
  14. MOLI – Nigeria
  15. Tangent Eco-Innovation Hub- Nigeria – Hiring Platform

Vote for your top company here:

Poll closes at 12pm EST on October 27th!


Rofhiwa is a Wits University graduate with a BA degree in international relations and media studies. She has her honours degree in Journalism and media studies. She worked in radio for three years as a reporter and then as the on-air producer for news and current affairs. She was hired by the ABN Group, the holding group for CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa in 2015. Her duties include, online writing, live show production and magazine show production as well as presenting, reporting and writing. She was also an AidEx finalist for the Humanitarian and Development Journalism award for 2016. This was for an article she wrote about refugees for Forbes Woman Africa. In 2017 she won the Tabbie feature silver award for part 1 of the refugee series she wrote in Forbes Woman Africa’s 2016 Women’s month edition titled “The Nowhere People”.


Lanre Oyedotun. Experienced startup entrepreneur and developer. Ex-PWC Technology Consultant – Boston, Lagos, Nigeria. Technology expertise in payments and field operations in Africa. Almost a decade C-level experience turning ideas into businesses.
Uly U. Ogwah is an artist and entrepreneur who became an “Impact Fellow” with Singularity University for his initiative to leverage cutting-edge technologies to document Modern and Contemporary African art. In the field of innovation, Ogwah is the Founder and CEO of Youlohoo, a startup creating products that best transition the international art community to a technology-driven world. With products like African Art Archive which combines a database of African art + HSP, Blockchain, 3D scan & AI, Youlohoo is designing practical solutions to existing market failures.Most recently, Ogwah joined the leadership team of the SingularityU Lagos Chapter, a community-driven group of innovators and changemakers working collaboratively with Singularity University, a Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges. In the field of art, Ogwah has a portfolio of over 100 paintings and ten major stage production designs. He is known for promoting African art and empowering emerging artists globally. He has been on the executive teams of Artwyn & Craft, Orange Slice Studios, and Henbuog Art & Music Exhibition. He earned an undergraduate degree in Creative Art from the University of Lagos.

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