Safari Tales a finalist in the Pivot East 2014 Startup Competition

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A finalist speaking at a past  Pivot east
A finalist speaking at a past Pivot east

Safari Tales – an edutainment android mobile application for children to access Digital African Narratives & learn African Languages is among the 25 finalists to compete at the 2014 Pivot East.

Safari Tales is competing in the Entertainment category.

Pivot East is East Africa’s premier mobile startups pitching competition and conference held annually since 2011. It is organized by m:lab East Africa with the support of iHub and other partners. The event was held in 2011 as PIVOT 25, 2012 and 2013 as PIVOT East.

The competition has five categories, each with five finalists pitching to a rich audience of investors.

“The contestants present innovative and creative ideas that could transform the socio-economic development of the East African region,” commented Chase Bank Head of Brand and Corporate Affairs Magdalene Mulandi while lauding the startups for their fete as she wished that Chase Bank be part of their journey in pursuit of becoming tech entrepreneurs.

Chase Bank is the Gold sponsor of the Pivot East Conference. Other sponsors of the competition include; InfoDev, Motorola Solutions, Intel, Samsung and Facebook.

The start-ups that have made it to the finals are;

Finance category: Valuraha, Chamasoft and Chura from Kenya and Beyonic and Ensibuuko from Uganda .
Enterprise category: Thinvoid (Uganda), Online Hisab (Ethiopia), Buymore, ASim Mobile and Offers Africa from Kenya.
Entertainment category: Safari Tales, Muva Studios, Momentum Core and MapJam from Kenya and Ubongo from Tanzanai .
Utilities category: Maramoja Transport, Gari Sms, Mavazi, Sendy and Mafundi from Kenya.
Society category: SokoNect, Totohealth, SokoText from Kenya and Zapmedic and Moquestions from Uganda.

For more information as well as pitch videos from all the finalists, visit the Pivot East finalists page

PIVOT East 2014 will be held from June 24th -25th at the Panari Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

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