Ten South African ehealth and financial tech startups have been chosen to join the Barclays Tech Lab Africa program aimed at upscaling innovative ideas in both sectors.
The top ten startups were selected after presenting their business propositions to a panel of judges in September, and will stay for the duration of the programme until it wraps up on the 10th of December. The judges’ selection criteria was based on which was the most interesting proposition.
Solutions offered by the top ten range include micro-lending, healthcare facility booking platforms, electronic payments and peer-to-peer payments among others.
Tech Lab Africa will take the finalists through a series of mentorship, business finance and legal sessions with experts, social media and digital marketing lessons and information sessions on various topics relevant across the industry.
Here’s a roundup of the startups taking part:
TechLab Africa will also be taking the startups on roadshows to introduce them to potential customers, partners and investors. At the end of the programme, startups may be chosen to take their business to the next level and become preferred suppliers to the Barclays Africa Group.
[Source and image – TechLab Africa]