Full speed ahead for Africa AI Accelerator

Africa AI Accelerator Ghana is out of the starting blocks and up and running. The call for entries concluded end of June and now eleven promising start-ups from Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda have been chosen to participate in the 6-month business development programme.

The Africa AI Accelerator Program offers start-ups coaching and mentorship by AI experts at IBM. The 6-month programme is designed to support the eleven selected participants in business and product development. In addition to trainings, both virtual and live, the programme will help build collaborations between start-ups and global corporations such as IBM. Congrats for the selected participants!

The Africa AI Accelerator Program has been designed by Ghana Tech Lab. It aims at the promotion of local innovations in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data usage. Program partners are GIZ’s tech entrepreneurship and AI initiatives “Make-IT in Africa” and “FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All” and IBM.


The participating start-ups are supported in the 6-months program mainly in terms of business and product development. The accelerator program focuses on virtual and physical phases, including a fully-funded bootcamp training. Another goal of the program is to encourage collaborations between startups and corporates to provide the best environment for growth. Therefore, the participants receive intense coaching and mentorship from AI experts of IBM and will get the possibility to extend their global network.

And the winners are…
XpendlyA personal finance management platform for young African millennials to track and create financial figures and models.
Service HubThis service simplifies making social distancing assessments in antenatal clinics.
Diagnosify LimitedAI powered app to allow users to scan skin for ailments or infections and to connect with pharmaceutical services.
Tabiri Analytics IncA comprehensive cybersecurity-as-a-service solution that is affordable for under-served regions.
Aqua SafiA water quality monitoring network to detect and evaluate existing or emerging trends or problems.
Data Systems LtdA marketplace for online courses and auto-learning for professionals, students and educators.
WekebereA lightweight wearable belt that tracks key health parameters of the mother and baby throughout pregnancy.
Chil Ai Lab Group of CompaniesAI and Machine Learning based solutions to enable women to receive regular cervical and breast-related consultations and referrals, as well as remote ordering of medicines.
Global Auto Systems Ltd UgandaGlobal Auto Systems is aiming to revolutionize the health care system in Uganda through using AI and Cloud Computing technologies to improve patient outcomes, while reducing the total cost of care.
Congretype Pty LtdAn AI- and IoT-enabled system to capture maize crop pest images and share them with a dataset to determine pest type and density.
TrusourceA new secure, safe and revolutionary way for consumers to share financial information allowing them to move, manage and make more money with real-time payments and credits approvals.

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