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Unpacking Ethiopia's Startup Landscape: Join the NINJA Acceleration Program Graduation

By Antony Maina | Fri Aug 04 2023
An opportunity to explore and understand Ethiopia’s startup ecosystem.
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and thriving in Ethiopia and the upcoming "Ethiopia NINJA Acceleration Program Graduation" offers a thoughtful look into this growing landscape. 
Presented by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT), this hybrid event is poised to provide valuable insights on Ethiopia's startup ecosystem while celebrating six startups graduating from the intensive NINJA Acceleration Program.
 Participate In-Person or Online
 The "Ethiopia NINJA Acceleration Program Graduation" is designed for both in-person and online attendance.
  • Date: August 15, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM (East Africa Time) 
  • Location: Sapphire Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or follow online
The event includes the presentation of a landscape survey by JICA, a panel discussion and the celebration of six startups that have completed the intensive NINJA Acceleration Program.
Meet the Panelists
  • Mr. Selamyhun Adefris: Director General Innovation and Research at MInT 
  • Mr. Pazion Cherinet: HealthTech entrepreneur and CEO of Orbit Innovation Hub
  • Mr. Tigabu Haile: Founder of Eshi Express and MERI Podcast
  • JC Oelofse: Investment Lead at Renew Capital
 Graduation of Six Startups
This event marks a significant milestone for the six finalist startups that were nurtured under the "Ethiopia NINJA Acceleration Program." These innovative companies are eager to share their journeys and insights.
The Six Graduating Startups
  1. Guzo Technologies PLC (Guzotech): Creating immersive Internet of Things and XR experiences for businesses and government.
  2. WeCare Digital Health: Offering virtual health consultation services, connecting healthcare professionals with clients from their homes.
  3. Gebeta Maps: Providing software solutions to facilitate logistics, routing, and more, at cost-effective rates.
  4. Shemach: A digital marketplace linking retailers and FMCG manufacturers, enhancing supply chain efficiency.
  5. Fibermart Trading: Solar-powered kiosks to provide financial access and connectivity for frontier markets.
  6. Taywan: A B2B E-commerce platform empowering trade and restocking for retailers across Ethiopia.
 Join us on August 15!
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