In the IPO48 network with funding for Nairobi 2011 coming from humanIPO, Google and others, there are many African ideas there looking for funding. We are bringing some of them in stages. Today, you read about Mtafiti which is a company that hopes to move opinion poll to the mobile domain. Another one is a cellphone managed parcel delivery company.
Mtafiti: Mtafiti is a product that enables conducting of survey research, market research, and last but not least opinion polls using the mobile phone as tool to reach target respondents. Mtafiti provides a simple, practical and cost effective solution to the problems inherent with manual methods of conducting research. The main reason is that mobile penetration highly supersedes fixed telephone lines and computer penetration which are used to conduct automated research in the developed world.
tutabeba: It is simple and affordable way to get things to your friends without going through the hassle of planning a place to meet, wading through traffic or simply going out of your way to get something to them safely. All you need is your friend’s phone number, a nearby drop-off location and you’re done. The next time you hear from the team is a confirmation notice that your stuff has been delivered.
These two companies competed in Nairobi 2011 IPO48. Watch how they pitched these ideas.