iProcure is a Kenyan startup focused on optimizing rural supply chains.… read more


CropIn is a Bangalore-based software startup that makes farm operations efficient, transparent, and traceable. The software collects data from the field and makes it available to assist agri-businesses and farmers to improve productivity and sustainability.… read more


BRCK is an integrated hardware and software company based in Nairobi, Kenya that designs and engineers a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device which connects people and things to the internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure. BRCK’s vision is a world connected, where the last-mile of internet connectivity is as seamless for someone living in Africa as it is in Europe or the US.… read more

Onfarm Systems

OnFarm is the first company to deliver a cloud based software system that works with established agriculture hardware or information companies to provide farmers with a complete system of vital agronomic information; soil, plant, atmospheric, operational, and equipment conditions. Accessible in the office or the field on nearly any device, OnFarm’s decision support system enabling farmers to increase profit while maximizing key inputs such as nutrients, water, labor, and energy.… read more


Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (GELI) produces the Energy Operating System (EOS) for your energy management and energy business. GELI networks energy storage and develops software for personal and business MicroUtilities, microgrids and energy storage systems. GELI specializes in energy management architectures, power and energy hardware, firmware and web-ware, integrated energy harvesting techniques and integrated energy systems for application and location specific electronics.… read more


Rowbot Systems helps corn growers get more bang for every buck spent on nitrogen fertilizer. Rowbot’s innovative robotic machine allows growers to practice in-season nitrogen management. The patent-protected technology won’t be stopped by wet fields or corn that’s too tall.… read more

Village Telco

Village Telco aims to build low-cost community telephone network hardware and software that can be set up in minutes anywhere in the world. Its principal product is the “Mesh Potato,” a low-cost wireless mesh device that you can plug a regular phone into, thus creating a cloud network of connected Mesh Potatoes.… read more

Maana Mobile

Maana Mobile provides a mobile phone platform and tools to build relationships and more easily conduct business with old and newly formed contacts.  The MM platform leverages an overlooked asset for many, their mobile phone contact book, to find relevant connections between users on a transaction basis. The platform not only allows the server to build a “trust” database for users, but also enables applications to leverage those relationships. As users conduct transactions, valuable knowledge … read more


SubTech is a financial services technology firm with the mission of becoming the lowest cost provider of borderless branchless banking services to the vast un-banked populations in Latin America.… read more

Simpa Networks

Simpa Networks is a startup technology company developing a product and business model that makes sustainable energy choices “radically affordable.” The core product is the Progressive Purchase Platform – an integrated set of hardware and software that work in conjunction to allow consumers to purchase high-quality solar home systems and devices.… read more

TBT Group Inc.

TBT Group Inc. is developing and commercializing innovative piezoelectric ceramic materials and products. The company’s main focus has been on developing high efficiency energy harvesters for consumer electronic devices that scavenge the wasted energy from ambient vibrations.… read more


Frogtek develops software applications for small retail shops, restaurants, and other micro-retailers that run on mobile phones. Frogtek’s first application, Tiendatek, is a point-of-sale system that allows rural entrepreneurs to manage their sales and inventory on their phones.… read more


SlimTrader is an e-commerce and mobile commerce firm. Its platform, MoBiashara, seeks to relieve the burdens associated with everyday transactions in developing countries by providing the missing link to completting these important activities: easy and affordable access. The company has developed the first platform in Africa that allows consumers to purchase services or shop for goods with their mobile devices.… read more

Promethean Power Systems

Promethean Power Systems designs and manufactures rural refrigeration systems for commercial cold-storage applications in off-grid and partially electrified areas of developing countries. Promethean is a for-profit social enterprise.… read more


SolarNow was established in 2011 to answer the pressing demand for affordable high quality solar home systems amongst 4 million off-grid households and entrepreneurs in Uganda. The Company designed an innovative, modular product range (40-400Wp) that is distributed through a franchise network in rural Uganda.… read more