6 Innovative Startups That We Love
Whether there are challenges facing the entrepreneurial scene or, the tech community isn’t solidly structured enough, some companies have beat all odds to set standards and paved ways for others. From Asoriba’s innovative means of finding a common ground for the church and technology, to Bisa’s convenient way of interacting with medical professionals without any constraints, these brands have found a way to work their ways into our hearts and be a part of our everyday lives.
Asoriba (Social Technology):
A church management software that offers seamless church management solutions to leading denominations in Ghana. Asoriba is a first of its kind; church inclined technology, which is focused on bridging the gap between the church and technology. It provides the necessary online infrastructure to help grow your ministry. The company aids church leaders enhance their Pastoral duties such as the Care Ministry, by constantly keeping record and tracking the church activities of members with an improved data management.
It also provides an e-leadership platform for leaders and administrators of the church.
It enhances mobile communication among church leaders and members, even after Sunday service, by accessing sermons, daily devotionals, event notifications, and interactions with church groups/cells from their individual church groups.
The sole aim of Asoriba is to provide simple, integrated church management solutions. The company also has a social app that allows church members to join their church groups and enjoy seamless communication and engagement with fellow members, receiving devotionals, sermons, and other relevant information and also send prayer requests.
Farmerline (Agricultural Technology):
By providing the small holder farmer with innovative mobile technology and information services, Farmerline has created one of the most loving tech brands on the continent.
Farmerline has built numerous proprietary softwares which links rural small holder farmers to information and data crucial for the production process.
The Mergdata, one of it’s proprietary softwares, is a mobile messaging platform that allows users (farmers) to conveniently send voice call messages and SMS to groups of people in any language, anywhere in the world. It also has a weather forecast mobile app that communicates valid weather information to users. The company has reached over 200,000 users across the entire West Africa. It plans on reaching 1 million users in 2020.
Slydepay (Financial Technology):
Launched in 2011 as iWallet, an online payment system app developed by software company DreamOval, Slydepay has arguably been the leading name in online payment in Ghana providing real time solutions to ecommerce. The application has been designed to suit both individuals and businesses, and also giving a special offer to developers. Slydepay has made its API accessible to allow integration to external websites and mobile applications. Online purchasing just got easier with Slydepay.
OMG Digital (Digital Technology):
A report by TechCrunch, a leading technology blog on the world described OMG Digital as the Buzzfeed of Africa. When it comes to rating any consumer website or content hub in Africa, OMG Digital’s entertainment division, OMGVOICE tops the chart. The company operates in three African countries – Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, with hopes of expanding to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Uganda very soon. Just as many media companies, OMG Digital is data driven.
Bisa App (Health Technology):
Inspired by the convenience driven society we find ourselves in these days, Bisa App offers free medical care and advice to users with just a click of a button. Bisa believes healthcare is a basic amenity that every individual needs access to regardless.
“This is an advantage to people who need medical care and advice but are not able to visit the hospital for various reasons like poverty, long queues at the hospital, the fear of stigmatization, especially for people who have symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) makes them embarrassed to seek the needed treatment.
As a result of these reasons and others, there is a gap in the healthcare system where some people are not able to easily seek medical help when needed”, a brief on their website states.
There are over 40 physicians, health specialists and researchers who are ready on a 24/7 basis to assist with your health need.
This is a tech inclined agricultural enterprise with the ambitious goal of tackling hunger, poverty and unemployment in Africa while creating sustainable agricultural communities. Nova develops technology which enables farmers to obtain relevant, personalized information about their farms in real-time to help them maximize yield.