(Brian Bosire - CEO of HydroIQ received the grand award of 10,000 Euros in Casablanca, Morocco. Photo Credit - startup.info)
Startup.Info has the pleasure to announce the winners of the Startup of the Year Africa 2018 after the Awards ceremony that took place in Casablanca on January 25, 2018. After the success of the first edition of « Startup of the year Africa », the collaborative startup magazine Startup.Info continues its engagement in the support of African innovation.
Startup of the Year Africa 2018 went to HydroIQ (Kenya) Founded by Brian Bosire & Victor Shikoli, HydroIQ is the world's first virtual Water Network Operator. It brings intelligence in water distribution by preventing leakages on the network and automatic (mobile) billing a payment.
With the support of major international groups such as OCP, ENGIE, QWANT, FINANCE INNOVATION, PwC, Labs-NS-Avocats, Holmarcom Group, Royal Air Maroc, Growth Experts, as well as 70 media and ecosystem partners, Startup.Info launched the 2nd edition of the contest “Startup of the year Africa”. This year, more than 600 startups from 52 different countries took part, more than 12 000 online votes were gathered, and 41 million people reached on social media. The jury of experts of the competition « Startup of the year Africa 2018 » on January 24, 2018 to choose the winners of the awards.
Other participant companies came from Nigeria, Morocco, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo and South Africa.
HydroIQ also participated in a panel discussions on innovations that change lives in Africa alongside other speakers in the Startup Afro event.