Last month, Dropifi became the first African start-up to be accepted into 500 Startups, the renowned Silicon Valley-based seed accelerator and investment fund. Dropifi offers an intelligent contact form- a smart widget that helps businesses and companies better analyze, visualize and respond to incoming messages. With Dropifi, companies can view the social media profiles and demographic of message senders and analyze the emotions behind the messages.
Currently in beta, Orgaroo is a web and mobile application that allows event planners and people who coordinate conferences, official meetings, trips and other related activities to seamlessly organize itineraries, manage activities, and keep attendees on track with real-time updates. According to its co-founder Selasi Tsikata, Orgaroo lets organizers import attendees’ email addresses from an address book in less than a second, plan the activities, events and travel information for each attendee, then add them to each person’s calendar.
Afriyage is a new mobile app that offers first-time or regular travelers to Africa personalized travel suggestions based on a traveler’s preferences and interests. MEST graduate and Afriyage co-founder, Agana-Nsiire Agana, describes the app as “your intelligent personal travel assistant in Africa”.
Claimsync is an end-to-end claims processing software that enables hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities all over the world to automate patients’ medical records and to process records electronically. Claimsync’s solution allows these healthcare providers to easily prepare medical claims and send electronically to health insurance companies. Claimsync also offers a platform whereby insurance payers can receive medical claims through their online dashboard and easily vet them for payment. With Claimsync, one can also search for patient records by name or membership number.
RetailTower’s e-commerce marketing software allows online merchants to easily list their online stores across all major comparison shopping engines thereby increasing exposure, driving traffic and improving sales. RetailTower submits data feeds of independent online stores to more than 15 shopping engines like Google, Amazon, TheFind, Shopzilla and Pricegrabber. Online merchants can track referral traffic from various shopping engines through RetailTower’s analytics platform. At the moment, RetailTower has over 3,000 merchants and integrates with the leading e-commerce platforms, including Amazon. The firm is even a preferred solutions provider for Amazon Ads.
Trokxi is a mobile and web-based application that provides you with estimated fares for public transportation and destinations around the world thereby allowing you adequately budget for your trip, as well as save money and time. The app also maps the major cities and their transport systems. It is now available only to Ghanaians, so it only maps cities in Ghana, but the founders plan to launch it on a global scale sooner or later.
Richard Brandt, the Ghanaian co-founder of FreelancePro.Me, describes the site as ‘the LinkedIn for freelancers’. FreelancePro.Me is a website that allows freelance writers, programmers and designers to create a professional reputation profile by aggregating their testimonials on multiple freelance sites like odesk, freelancer, elance and LinkedIn on one singular platform. With all their testimonials from multiple job sites aggregated on one channel, freelancers find it easier to promote themselves to prospective clients and secure more jobs.
Founded by Maxwell Donkor, mPawa is a mobile application developed for Africa’s blue collar recruitment sector. mPawa provides companies and individuals with access to a pool of blue collar workers. The app connects employers to blue collar workers such as construction staff, plumbers, mechanics, electricians and the sort. mPawa supports the posting of jobs and then notifies blue collar workers on the availability of new jobs based on geographic location, job preference, wages and other metrics, thereby getting blue collar workers into a centralized location and allowing employers to easily reach them.
Saya has developed a free group messaging application that works on feature phones with internet access. Saya also works on Java, iOS, Android and the Blackberry platforms. The app connects users with their phone contacts and Facebook friends.
Leti Games is a mobile game development company. The arcade and strategy games Leti develop are usually set in traditional African settings complete with African heroes and elements such as elephants, hyenas and other animals, giving the savvy gamer an experience like no other. Leti has thousands of users and their games are available on Apple’s App store for a small fee.
Which startup in Ghana did you think/know is doing well that is not on this forbes list? Use the below comment box to say your mind regarding this list. I know about “DreamOval“, which is doing well but not on this list.