Accelerating African startups for growth

URBUNX is a startup and scaleup acceleration program designed to enable African entrepreneurs to create sustainable solutions to urban challenges. The initiative will support local African founders through our knowledge, network & resources to scale globally with a particular focus on the Chinese market.

To kick-start the program in Africa, URBUNX launched our first URBUNX Basecamp supported by World Bank & UN-Habitat to give a quick boost to startups looking to scale and/ or raise their next round of funding.

Demo Day 

Demo day which will take place on the 19th of November is the culmination of the URBUNX Basecamp for our Cohort 1 startups. The startups will demo their ventures to all investment and ecosystem partners in attendance. 

Who should sign up to attend Demo Day?

  • Individuals looking to listen to a demo of 12 changemakers using technology and business innovation to solve critical societal challenges across the continent.
  • Startups looking to be art of the 2nd cohort of the URBUNX Basecamp.
  • Startups interested on learning more about URBUNX and the URBUNX Basecamp.
  • Investment partners looking to connect with startups using technology and business innovation to solve critical societal challenges across the continent.
  • Investment partners seeking to connect with startups in Africa with a focus on urban issues such as, but not limited to, inclusive urban finance, urban manufacturing and industrialization, urban basic services, and urban climate change responses. 
  • Investment partners interested in connecting with startups with traction in their home market and a strong demonstration of product-market fit.
  • Partners seeking to connect with startups ready to raise their next round of funding.


Nov 19, 2020: 14:00 - 16:30
Organizer URBUNX Initiative
Website Visit website
Location Online
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eastern Asia, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors EdTech, HealthTech, Information technology, Logistics, Manufacturing



Name Country Sector(s)
Smartcore Enterprise
Digitizing Africa Education through Technology, Data and Finance.
Tanzania, United Republic of E-learning, Education, Educational services
Africa's largest platform connecting waste and recycling actors.
South Africa Smart city solutions, Waste management and recycli…
Shamba Records
Promoting and digitizing small scale farmers in Africa
Kenya Agritech, Blockchain, Mobile
Orbit Health
A health-tech leader in East Africa
Ethiopia Healthcare providers and services
Rental financing platform
Nigeria Financial services, Real estate
Powerstove Energy
Affordable Clean Energy
Nigeria Clean technology and energy, Manufacturing, Waste …
Go Ads Africa
Buy online and offline ads on one platform.
Nigeria Adtech
Digital services for the cash economy
Kenya Fintech, Retail
Sustainable Mobility for Africa
Kenya Public transport, Transport and logistics
Kusini Water
Purpose In Every Drop
South Africa Clean technology, Nanotech, Water treatment
Moving You
Kenya Information technology, Internet, Public transport
Extrafin Advisory Technologies
Helping build small businesses today, global corporations’ tomorrow
Nigeria Agribusiness, Business services, Fintech