The results are in. She Leads Africa has announced the first cohort for their SLA Accelerator Programme. The programme is supported by Guaranty Trust Bank, and the Work In Progress! Alliance and is made up of ten startups (some of which I think are pretty interesting). There’s Fresh Direct Produce and Agro-Allied Services, which uses Hydroponics to cultivate food crops (I like), VivaSante, which claims to “solve the medical industry’s procurement problem, by providing technology enabled distribution solution resulting in the transparency and simplicity”, DeliveryBros, which is a hyperlocal delivery startup (specifically pickups from the market to your house/office), Koko’s Kitchen
There’s also BubbleTii, which makes Bubble Tea (I just found out what that is): a Taiwanese drink made of tea, and tapioca balls, Shuttlers, which is a transport network company that serves professionals in Lagos, Keek’s which sells weight loss and general wellness packages to busy women, Native Bukka, which sells…guess…bukka food, Bath Kandy which makes “dessert-inspired beauty treats for women who crave the finer things”, and iPA (Independent Personal Assistant) which “provides strategic virtual assistance to high-level executives across Africa”.
The startups will spend the next three months working with mentors, investors and potential partners, and will have an opportunity to itch for N2 million at an investment Demo Day at the end of the programme.