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African Startups CowTribe & WellaHealth Selected For Techstars Impact Accelerator 2019 Class

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Ghana’s CowTribe and Nigeria’s WellaHealth have been selected among the 10 startups that will participate in the Techstars Impact Accelerator 2019 Class.

Based in Austin, Texas, the selected African startups and 8 others, stand the chance of receiving up to $120,000 investment.

The Techstars Impact Accelerator which backs for-profit, mission-driven founders building technologies to solve some of the world’s most pressing social & environmental problems, will run for three months and will conclude with a demo day on 3rd October 2019.

Managing Director Techstars Impact Accelerator Zoe Schlag said that over the next three months, the 10 startups will work intensively with a deep bench of Techstars mentors to “pressure-test” their business models, while designing for market-driven impact at scale.

About the startups

Wella Health

Wella Health was founded in 2017 by Ikpeme Neto. The Abuja-based insurtech provides malaria insurance to cover malaria tests and medication from 425 Naira per month.

How does it work?

(a) Text the provided contact when you notice symptoms of Malaria (b) Get details of nearby accredited pharmacy or clinic to get a malaria test done. (c) Visit the pharmacy or clinic for test and if malaria is confirmed, receive medications.

Cowtribe

Cowtribe provides an on-demand mobile (USSD-based) subscription service which connects livestock farmers with veterinarians and helps deliver animal vaccines and other livestock healthcare services to farmers. The agritech startup was founded in 2015 by CEO Awin Peter.

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