At least 4 Nigerian startups have been selected to pitch at the 2016 Diaspora Demo Day. According to the list of finalists made available to TechCity by the organizers of the event, a total of 14 startups from across the continent will be pitching this year to an audience of investors, industry experts and a renowned panel of judges on November 11th  at the US Chamber of Commerce.

“This year’s pool of submissions was very difficult to select from due to the high quality of entrepreneurs we encountered,”  explained tiphub co-founder Chinedu Enekwe. “It’s actually great to see the ecosystem evolve to the point where the pool of diverse and dynamic companies is so deep.”

  1. Akla Baity: A female led Egyptian startup offering homemade catering and delivery on demand

  2. Aledin Nano: A Nigerian led company that leverages predictive analysis to ascertain eligibility of the un-banked, for Nano credit.

  3. Dechets a L’Or: A Guinean waste collection, recycling and fertilizer services provider

  4. EduRecords: Nigerian provider of real-time student record and performance tracker

  5. Front Door: An US-based AI-driven recommendation engine that helps apartment seekers find housing in urban areas

  6. Imara Tech: The Tanzanian startup designs and manufactures a Multi-Crop Thresher (MCT), a mechanized threshing machine that improves smallholder farmers’ lives by drastically reducing the time required to thresh staple crops.

  7. Jamii Africa: The Tanzanian startup provides mobile micro-health insurance for the low income and informal sector.

  8. KweliTV: US-based KweliTV is an interactive, streaming TV network dedicated to the stories, issues and culture of the global black community.

  9. Lucy: Nigerian company that procures, brands and delivers souvenir and corporate gift items for all occasions and events

  10. Oja Express: US based mobile grocery delivery app targeting African immigrant families and those who love world foods.

  11. SawaPay: Kenyan based startup providing cost effective application for international money transfer and payments

  12. ScholarX: Nigerian platform for streamlining student scholarships search

  13. Swiftly: Ghanaian led company match makes shared space and storage shipments to reduce costs and carbon usage

  14. You Baby & I: South African platform that showcases products and services from the viewpoint of the mom’s experience and recommendations.