2015 has began on a high note for the Nailab as they welcome the 5th batch of startups to the fold.
Since its inception in 2011, Nailab has seen many startups pass through the program and itâ€™s interesting to note that there is maturity in each batch. New ideas are coming up in the applications and seeing the businesses penetrate the market will be something worthwhile if history is anything to go by.
The 5th batch to be incubate all have solid ideas and are ready to hit the ground running. Hereâ€™s a brief bio on them:
They are a startup looking to facilitate purchase of bitcoins by offering a purchase option using local mobile money platforms. Users also get a guide on where to use the bitcoins purchased.
Developing a super smart card that uses NFC technology to facilitate retails transactions and is also set to enable bill payments, money transfer and online payments. The solution is set to redefine ease, speed and efficiency on transactions made using proprietary technology. Security is assured using a biometric lock system.
Is creating a system that generates one toll free service line that helps consumers access emergency services and different businesses hotline services therefore eradicating the need for one to absorb a million numbers. In partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small and Home Office businesses (SOHOâ€™s) the system will offer more than just customer relations, it will help build customer experiences.
Is a mobile app that is set to digitize the nyumba kumi initiative. The app will help connect neighbours within set neighborhoods using a safe and controlled system. The app using geo-mapping will help identify the users neighborhood and location. It will also give access to emergency services through their distress option.
A startup developing a mobile POS system that is attached to an android phone and is designed for small-scale businesses to enable them access credit and debit card payments.
The startups are set to be in the program under the ICT authority till end of June 2015.