22
Jan

ALN Ventures announces its first class of entrepreneurs!

After a very successful application campaign, and a due diligence process that took us all around the African continent, we’re excited to confirm that we’ll be working with 8 companies for the next 9 months.

Without further ado, we’re honored to welcome:

BanaPads (Uganda) produces inexpensive sanitary napkins from locally plentiful, natural materials in Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi.

GiftedMom (Cameroon) is an SMS-based maternal health management solution for hospitals.

Learning Horizon (Nigeria) is a provider of e-learning solutions to corporates and institutions of higher learning.

Madlyn Cazalis (Cameroon) is the first producer of locally-made, all-natural cosmetics in Cameroon.

Medical Devices as a Service (Nigeria) leases medical equipment to hospitals across Nigeria, and the broader West African region.

Nikweli (Tanzania) is a mobile-to-web job-matching platform that connects employers and job seekers for blue-collar type positions.

TastemakersAfrica (USA) is a mobile and web-based travel platform that connects millennials with hip, insider leisure experiences in Africa.

Stawi Foods (Kenya) produces gluten-free banana flour as well as a variety of nutritious instant porridge flours for children and families.

We look forward to helping this diverse group of ventures grow their businesses over the next 9 months, beginning with the 2-week intensive in South Africa in February. Stay tuned for more information!

 

[This post was edited on March 25, 2015.]

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