Impulse Morocco Accelerator Program, an international startup competition has announced four Nigerian startups that will participate in an intensive, 12 week-long program in Morocco with study trips to the U.S.A. and Switzerland.
The announcement follows a call for applications in June which ended on October 1st and received over 350 applications from more than 40 countries.
During the boot camp, the four Nigerian startups and 12 others will have the opportunity to work directly with OCP while competing for $250k worth of equity-free prizes.
The program is a collaboration between MassChallenge, OCP Group, OCP Africa & University of Mohammed VI Polytech University to catalyze and support an African regional startup community in Morocco.
The acceleration program will begin on January 15, 2020, and will end on April 08 with a Day Demo.
Here are the 16 startups:
ColdHubs is manufacturing 100% solar-powered cold-rooms, allowing merchants and farmers to store perishable goods 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Farmcrowdy provides farmers with smart farming techniques, quality farm inputs, and access to the superior markets to earn a decent profit margin.
FoodLocker is aggregating the outputs of smallholder farmers and sells them to large buyers including hotels and restaurants.
Social Lender is a fintech solution that helps financial institutions offer financial services based on Social Reputation to underbanked populations.
Esoko is providing a technology platform that connects rural Africans to innovative financial services, markets and information services.
SAYeTECH is designing agricultural machinery that are climate-smart and adapted to African farmers.
TROTRO Tractor is an agricultural technology company that connects small farmers with tractors and other agricultural machinery services via a digital platform.
Hydro Barley innovative, low-cost production of green feed through automated hydroponic systems.
Moldiag is developing and producing innovative and cost-effective diagnostic tests for the detection and the quantification of several markers for human, animal and plant diseases.
eProd Solutions is providing technology solutions for the agricultural sector allowing to estimate farmer produce food safety and nutritional value.
Safi Organics is using technology to decentralize fertilizer production and improve rural farmers’ access to high-quality fertilizers.
LONO: LONO is a bioprocess engineering company, providing solutions for smallholder farmers and agro-industries to valorize their waste.
SATGRIE is providing an IOT system based on sensors that analyzes the soil to collect information on the nutritional requirements of the soil according to the type of plant grown.
AGROOP: AGROOP is developing technological solutions for crop monitoring, resources management, risk prevention and optimization of agricultural production.
DataFarm is collecting geolocated farm’s agronomic data to identify limiting agronomic factors and reduce the gap between the potential yield and the actual yield.
Strayos is a 3D aerial intelligence platform designed for mining, construction and infrastructure operations.