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Hottest Tech Startups From Africa: Zimbabwean Tech StartUp “HELPR” Selected In The Silicon Valley NewME Accelerator!!

Filed under : Africa

Happy Sunday folks!

So it has been awesome discovering the many Africans on the continent and in the diaspora that are quietly working & innovating in the tech industry.  We have profiled them for you and will continue to do so.

From Pontaba creators of WHOT! game, Bandeka, AltivexFoundry, the list of tech startups is growing it seems! A true testament that Africa is truly the last frontier….

So it was not surprising that fellow Zimbabwean, Tendekai Muchenje & his tech startup, Helpr, were selected to be part of the second class of tech startups of the Silicon Valley based, minority-focused NewMe Accelator program.

NewME Accelerator, the incubator launched last year to support minority entrepreneurs, just announced its latest group of startups.

Here are the new companies (the descriptions come from NewME):

Founder: Tendekai Muchenje
Description: Helpr is a one stop customer care portal that literally makes customer care as simple as @#*!.

Founder: Rachel Brooks
Desription: allows small businesses to affordably configure products through their software.

Founder: Andre Gabriel
Description: Butlr gives you the easiest, funnest way to find any kind of deal on the Web.

Ubi Video
Founder: James Norman
Description: We are a discovery entertainment platform that offers the only digital video experience you can call your own.

Founder: Naithan Jones
Description: AgLocal connects independent farmers and producers with the demand of local business and consumers.

Kairos (still in private testing)
Founder: Amanda McClure
Description: Kairos overlays data on top of real life interactions in the enterprise market using facial recognition and augmented reality.

pictureMENU (still in private testing)
Founder: Christopher Lyons
Description: pictureMenu allows restaurants to bring their menu’s into the 21st century by allowing them to create “smart menus” accessible via tablets and mobile phones. pictureMenu’s tie into a restaurants POS system.

Makorokoto! Amhlophe! Congratulations to all the startups selected!!!

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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