Nairobi Innovation Challenge, 2019


6 Most Promising Startups


Arinifu

Arinifu Technologies

Based in Nairobi, we are a technology company whose cornerstone is innovation. We believe in stirring up innovation to come up with solutions directly addressing issues affecting farmers who tend to be the people who do the most work but reap the least.
We provide the Smart Brooder, an environmental control device which ensures that the conditions in the brooding space are kept within optimal levels. We also provide design and consultancy services to existing and new customers.

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Bentos Energy

Bentos Energy

Recycling waste biomass into affordable smokeless charcoal briquettes and organic fertilizer which we sell to low and middle income earners whose problem is high cost of cooking fuel and artificial fertilizers.
Bentos Briquettes are smokeless, lasts longer with a higher temperature as compared to other Briquettes. This is mainly because other companies produce Briquettes with rice husks which produce lower quality briquettes. Bentos uses biomass. This includes food waste, sugarcane waste, and paper waste from Chandaria Industries.

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BioAfriq Energy Ltd.

BioAfriq Energy Ltd.

Fabricates pellet fired dehydrators for drying farm produce, institutional smokeless pellet fired cook stoves with savings of up to 50% and manufactures biomass pellets fuels.

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Green Pavers

Green Pavers

Green Pavers is a social enterprise whose mandate is to address the affordable housing social challenge in Kenya while using the waste material generated from households and industries. The business provides affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly building hardware made from recycled waste plastic that are affordable, durable and stronger compared to conventional timber and concrete.

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Kencoco Ltd.

Kencoco Ltd.

The company makes and sells charcoal briquettes from recycled agricultural coconut waste (coconut shells, husks) and charcoal dust.

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Silmak Agencies (Genesis Care)

Silmak Agencies (Genesis Care)

An impact company that manufactures adult diapers, sanitary pads, coin based sanitary pad vending machines, smart sanitary pad vending machines and sanitary pad incinerators which are environmentally safe.

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