CcHub and Nailab announce cohorts of the first Make-IT Accelerator

The Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Lagos, Nigeria, and NaiLab in Nairobi, Kenya, have announced the startups that will take part in the Make-IT Accelerator programme in each country.

Make-IT in Africa is a 2.5-year project (2017-2019) that focuses on promoting tech entrepreneurship for sustainable and inclusive economic development in Africa and on strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a whole.

The accelerator programme, which received over 280 applications from startups across Africa, begins in this month and is implemented by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), Endeva, CcHub and Nailab on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of BMZ’s Digital Africa Initiative. The Make-IT Accelerator will be looking to help startups to scale their innovation and achieve growth, cooperation and investment readiness.

Make-IT Kickoff at CCHubCrowd listening at Make-IT Accelerator kick-off at the CcHub rooftop in Lagos, Nigeria.


The 13 startups that will undergo the nine-month program at CcHub from January 2018 are as follows:

Doctoora E-Health Ltd Nigeria

Doctoora health is providing tech-enabled community hospitals for periurban communities. We convert underutilized healthcare facilities into access points for preventative, acute, and secondary healthcare services. Doctoora operates a prepaid membership model that offers members access to discounted medical services via telemedicine and at access points near them. We also provide patients access to medicines through an online pharmacy store. We eliminate geographical, financial & sociocultural barriers to healthcare with our 1000+ health providers and facility network

DoLessons Nigeria

DoLessons is a supplementary learning and tutoring marketplace for top-notch individualized home tutoring services. We brings simplicity to learning by connecting students to verified expert tutors in their neighborhood for after-school customized lessons based on pace, learning style and predefined schedules

Insight Africa Nigeria

Insight Africa designs and creates innovative learning resources that help prepare African students for an exceptional career in science, technology and engineering.

Kitovu Technology Company Nigeria

Kitovu is a web/mobile based inputs warehousing system that collects, analyzes, and aggregates soil and geo-location data, which is used to match the right soils to the right soil and crop specific fertilizers, improved seedlings and agrochemicals while connecting farm produce to offtakers so as to drive increased yields while reducing post harvest losses.

Placements Africa Nigeria

Placements is a search platform for Graduate & Undergraduate Internship Programs in Africa.

Social Lender Nigeria

Social Lender is a lending solution based on social reputation on mobile, online and social media platforms.

Track Your Build Nigeria

Track Your Build is an interactive construction project management, auditing and tracking platform that gives clients the freedom to engage in their construction project from anywhere in the world and still have total monitoring and control.


The 15 startups that will undergo the nine-month program at NaiLab from January 2018 are as follows:

clinicPesa Uganda

clinicPesa provides access to healthcare financing that is more affordable and convenient than traditional health insurance, through a digital mobile micro loans and savings platform dedicated to offset medical bills and purchase drugs in time of need.

ICT for Development Kenya Kenya

At ICT for Development Kenya we train rural youth on technology for job creation. To achieve this we have a model that sets up mobile IT labs that move from village to village every month.

Micrive Infinite Limited Kenya

Micrive Infinite works in close partnerships and relationships with surgeons, providing 3D Printing services. Our products range from patient specific anatomically accurate models to surgical guides. The general acceptance of 3D printing as an armamentum in treatment planning makes our business have a lot of potential.

Sauti East Africa Limited Kenya

Sauti is a mobile platform empowering East Africa’s MSMEs with the business information they need to trade safely, legally and profitably across borders.

Taimba Kenya

Taimba Limited is a business to business mobile-based cashless platform that connects farmers to retailers. We cut wastage and make farmer products affordable without undercutting the farmer.

ZOA Kenya

ZOA works with institutions to develop agile digital platforms that allow their customers to efficiently manage their transactions.

Pictures by Brian Obi.

Chika Uwazie Talentbase XL Africa pitchThe Micrive Infinite team at the Make-IT launch at NaiLab in Nairobi, Kenya.