Two Ghanaian start-ups were selected as part of the 18 finalists for the Afri’Cup Pitch Competition held in Tunisia 23-24 September 2019. They were picked from a 1000+ applicants from all over Africa.
The companies are Black Ant Technologies LTD whose proprietary solution is the Remote Teller platform which is a secure platform that extends banking services to the remote customer.
It rides on a robust Point of Sale device that allows a financial institution to conveniently provide bank teller functionalities or services.
The Remote Teller solution is instrumental in setting up a branchless bank within the reach of potential customers. There is no need for complex infrastructure or high capital and operational expense. The other start up is Sario which is a content subscription platform for African Creators in need of funds.
African Content Creators monetize their craft and influence by offering audience exclusive experiences and they get paid in the process.
Subscribers also get rewarded by their favourite content creators with customised souvenirs and merchandises among others.
Their goal is not to create another Facebook or Youtube, rather empower African content creators with the avenues they need to fully monetize their craft and content rather than give it out for free.
The Chief Executive Officer and Co founder of Black Ant, Mr Kweku Esia Kuma Essien, noted that this was a great achievement for Black Ant Technologies, and they hoped to continue to make Ghana proud. Winners from the competition are Lenterra from Kenya and two West Africans, Rema from Benin and a Cameroonian by name, Kamix