Meet the five finalists of the Energy Camp East Africa

Startup|Energy

A total of 46 East African startups with products for the decentralized renewable energy market applied for Startup|Energy’s Energy Camp East Africa.

From the applications, these five startups were selected to participate in Energy Camp:

  1. Solar Pipo (Uganda): Making solar energy accessible to the dairy sector
  2. Inno-Neat (Kenya): Secondary use of lithium-ion batteries for solar and e-mobility applications
  3. Solar Freeze (Kenya): Solar cold storage for perishable products for small rural farmers
  4. Fin-e (Uganda): using fintech to improve business development of local solar companies in Africa.
  5. Zuhura Solutions (Kenya): The Halisi Trolley – a solar-powered food vending trolley

Each Energy Camp participant receives several months of online coaching from experienced entrepreneurs who know the local energy market inside out. The final event will be a face-to-face workshop in Kampala (Uganda) from 27-29 September. There the startups present their business ideas in front of other startups, investors as well as experienced entrepreneurs. The finale is the competition for the Startup|Energy Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros.

Startup|Energy is an initiative of the Stiftung Solarenergie and the University of Freiburg to promote regional and international exchange between startups in the field of decentralized, renewable energy supply in D-A-CH and East Africa.

 

More information about the Energy Camps of Startup|Energy.