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4 African startups attending Web Summit Qatar

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Society is far from homogeneous, and the startups building the tech behind it should reflect that. But some communities aren’t given a fair chance.

At Web Summit Qatar, we’re committed to strengthening the voices of tech founders from underrepresented and marginalised communities.

Two of the major challenges facing businesses today are the limited opportunities and lack of funding for business founders from underrepresented communities. One prominent example of this is the African business ecosystem.

Among the 400-plus startups joining our startup programme in Doha are a cohort of African companies attending in order to network and raise investment for their businesses.

Kamsiparts Automotive

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Kamsiparts is an automotive value chain B2B2C tech startup offering an online and offline distribution platform for automotive parts.

By digitising the highly fragmented and informal automotive value chain sector, the company expects transparent pricing, original parts, higher customer satisfaction and fewer supply chain bottlenecks.

Safakat

Based in Algiers, Safakat is a semi-decentralised SaaS system for bids and tenders, offering industry-compliant solutions to a wide range of businesses and industries.

The company’s vertical solution system allows organisations to flawlessly streamline their workflows and increase productivity. 

Seed Apps Empire

Doing laundry is an enormously time-consuming process that can seem never-ending.

While the act of washing clothes may not be people’s biggest pain point, ironing probably is. That’s why Seed Apps Empire is developing its own AI ‘machine that irons’ – a smart machine that can iron all of your clothes for you. 

Tribease

Tribease is a pan-African cardless credit charge platform that enables customers to freely consume products and services from registered merchants.

Based in Nigeria, the platform allows customers to spend from a limited credit supply – or ‘kitty’ – and pay back the money they owe at the end of the month. 

Interested in joining the Web Summit Qatar startups programme? Apply today

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