FAST Founder Series: Season 1

FAST Accelerator

The FAST accelerator program, in partnership with Microsoft and Flapmax, identifies and supports African innovators building for sustainability at scale- from SMEs and large Enterprises to Governments and Communities. The FAST Founder Series was brought to life after the completion of the FAST Accelerator program, where 12 startups were chosen from 800+ applicants. The FAST program provided opportunities for 1:1 mentorship, access to funding, marketing, and talent as well as investment opportunities. Our mission is supporting the next generation of African entrepreneurs building tech and cloud-enabled solutions for enterprises, governments, and communities.To learn more, visit https://www.fastaccelerator.com

Visual And AI Solutions (VAIS): The All-in-One Precision AgTech Platform
Aug 17 2022
Visual And AI Solutions (VAIS): The All-in-One Precision AgTech Platform
Agriculture and Technology are joining forces to create a more sustainable environment!Visual and AI Solutions (VAIS) is a deep tech company that develops an all-in-one innovative AI-powered platform called FarmGATE. This platform covers the full spectrum of services needed for advanced precision farming. VAIS crop analytics enable monitoring and detection of plant biotic and abiotic stresses, yield, and nutrients whereas its irrigation analytics enable for detection of soil salinity and moisture and recommendation of optimal fertigation scheduling. FarmGATE provides growers and ag businesses with a viable solution to reduce ag inputs and costs, increase yield and profits, minimize farmland degradation and manage the impact of climate changeIn this episode, CEO/Co-Founder, Mohamed ElHelw, and CTO/Co-Founder, Karim Amer, joined us in an interview to share the mission behind VAIS and how working under the FAST Accelerator Program has provided new opportunities for their company! Visual and Ai Solutions was chosen out of 800+ startups to participate in the FAST Accelerator Program, built to upskill startup companies' teams, find customers, hire talent, build with AI, and raise funds, quickly and sustainably.FAST AcceleratorLinked In: @fastacceleratorhqFAST Founder Series is designed to amplify the stories of startups from across Africa, share how their founders are leveraging technology to scale sustainable operations, foster a global community of entrepreneurs, and inspire innovators all over the world.FAST Founder Series is presented by FAST Accelerator an Africa-focused startup accelerator program from Flapmax and Microsoft.Snark Health products and services: Vais – Marketplace (flapmax.com)More about the FAST Founders: FAST Founder Series - Get the inside scoop on Africa's Fastest growing startups (fastaccelerator.com)FAST Accelerator | Linktree
Snark Health: PARTNER WITH YOUR DOCTOR. LEVERAGE YOUR DATA. PAY LESS.
Aug 10 2022
Snark Health: PARTNER WITH YOUR DOCTOR. LEVERAGE YOUR DATA. PAY LESS.
A simple cost-effective way to provide and receive healthcare without all the mess!Snark Health is the next generation of healthcare built around the Doctor-Patient relationship. Helping patients improve their access to healthcare and lower their cost of care. Snark Health helps doctors make more money through the Hippocratic Coin® alternative payment model with “data as a common resource” using blockchain technology, liquidity pools, and a trusted payment network, without the need for governmental or commercial healthcare insurance. Helping people partner with their doctors to create Health and Earn Money when current spending on health care is not sustainable. In this episode, CEO/Co-Founder, Hank Selke, and CTO/Co-Founder, Edwin Lubanga, joined us in an interview to share the mission behind Snark Health and how working under the FAST Accelerator Program has provided new opportunities for their company! Snark Health was chosen out of 800+ startups to participate in the FAST Accelerator Program, built to upskill startup companies' teams, find customers, hire talent, build with AI, and raise funds, quickly and sustainably.FAST AcceleratorLinked In: @fastacceleratorhqFAST Founder Series is designed to amplify the stories of startups from across Africa, share how their founders are leveraging technology to scale sustainable operations, foster a global community of entrepreneurs, and inspire innovators all over the world.FAST Founder Series is presented by FAST Accelerator an Africa-focused startup accelerator program from Flapmax and Microsoft.Snark Health products and services: Grow your business with planet-scale marketplace solutions. (flapmax.com)More about the FAST Founders: FAST Founder Series - Get the inside scoop on Africa's Fastest growing startups (fastaccelerator.com)
Pade: AUTOMATED HR FOR ALL AFRICAN BUSINESSES
Aug 3 2022
Pade: AUTOMATED HR FOR ALL AFRICAN BUSINESSES
Hire, Manage, and Pay your global team!Pade HCM, a startup based in Lagos, Nigeria, is building Africa’s largest database of verified earners, via end-to-end HR and Payroll technology. A business optimization product that helps simplify, automate, and efficiently execute HR and administrative tasks for businesses in Africa with a strategy to deploy software that is quick, nimble, and easy to use without rigid workflows for a dynamic range of businesses.Built applications include Employee Information Management, Leave, Loans & Salary Advances, Procurement, Performance Management, and Payroll, to leveraging AI for HR Analytics with an advanced and flexible payroll engine that allows you to capture thousands of scenarios and workflows to ensure payroll is done correctly with only a few clicks.Now, your company's financial services have never been easier!In this episode, CEO and Founder of Pade, Lekan Omotosho, joined us in an interview to share his team's vision, goals, and how their experience under the FAST Accelerator Program has provided new opportunities for their company! Pade was chosen out of 800+ startups to participate in the FAST Accelerator Program, built to upskill startup companies' teams, find customers, hire talent, build with AI, and raise funds, quickly and sustainably.FAST AcceleratorLinked In: @fastacceleratorhqFAST Founder Series is designed to amplify the stories of startups from across Africa, share how their founders are leveraging technology to scale sustainable operations, foster a global community of entrepreneurs, and inspire innovators all over the world.FAST Founder Series is presented by FAST Accelerator an Africa-focused startup accelerator program from Flapmax and Microsoft.
Lynkwise: SECURE PAYMENTS FOR LENDERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES
Jul 27 2022
Lynkwise: SECURE PAYMENTS FOR LENDERS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES
Lynkwise, a startup based in Windhoek, Namibia, is the first company to completely digitize a manual industry. Lynkwise aims to give banks, insurers, and tech companies an easy alternative to collections via direct payroll integration. Any financial institution, any payroll, any employee.This #africastartup is used by the largest banks and insurance companies in Africa, thus changing the way Africans used financial services. Learn more about their Payroll Deduction Management Platform which has a three-sided benefit: Employees, Employers, and Institutions in this episode.Lynkwise was chosen out of 800+ startups to participate in the FAST Accelerator Program, built to upskill startup companies' teams, find customers, hire talent, build with AI, and raise funds, quickly and sustainably. We had the pleasure of hosting the CEOs and Cofounders, Ryan Penderis and Sean Penderis as they share Lynkwise's mission to digitally transform Africa's financial services. future goals, and experience under the FAST Accelerator program.FAST AcceleratorLinked In: @flapmaxhqTwitter: @FASTAcceleratorTikTok: @fastacceleratorhqFAST Founder Series is designed to amplify the stories of startups from across Africa, share how their founders are leveraging technology to scale sustainable operations, foster a global community of entrepreneurs, and inspire innovators all over the world.FAST Founder Series is presented by FAST Accelerator, an Africa-focused startup accelerator program from Flapmax and Microsoft.
KaCyber: MAKING SEAMLESS MOBILITY A REALITY IN AFRICA
Jul 23 2022
KaCyber: MAKING SEAMLESS MOBILITY A REALITY IN AFRICA
KaCyber Technologies, a startup based in Kampala, Uganda, is on a mission to provide digital ticketing solutions for the transportation sector in Africa. The African continent is experiencing one of the highest rates of urbanization globally. KaCyber provides robust digital ticketing and payments systems that help transport and logistic businesses/operators generate more revenue while decreasing their operational costs. KaCyber’s digital ticketing and payment systems offer a frictionless and interconnected multimodal experience that helps commuters simply reserve their travel tickets on the bus, train, or ferry, as well as handle on-demand delivery of goods to SMEs. Did you know KaCyber reached 10 million travel bookings valued at $194 million UGX/ $54 million USD? was chosen out of 800+ startups to participate in the FAST Accelerator Program, built to upskill startup companies' teams, find customers, hire talent, build with AI, and raise funds, quickly and sustainably. We had the pleasure of hosting CEO, Innocent Orikiiriza, as he shares KaCyber's story, future goals, and experience under the FAST Accelerator program.FAST AcceleratorLinked In: @fastacceleratorhq FAST Founder Series is designed to amplify the stories of startups from across Africa, share how their founders are leveraging technology to scale sustainable operations, foster a global community of entrepreneurs, and inspire innovators all over the world.FAST Founder Series is presented by FAST Accelerator an Africa-focused startup accelerator program from Flapmax and Microsoft.