LabEight* Africa Celebrates its Inaugural Virtual Cohort – Class of Winter 2020


TORONTO, ON, Canada – December 18th 2020 — LabEight* Africa’s inaugural cohort that consists of 4 startups across AgriTech, EdTech, FinTech and a Menstrual Health and Hygiene Startup pitched their ventures on December 16th 2020 at the LaunchPad’s Demo Day.


The Winter 2020 programme ran from September 14th 2020 to December 16th 2020, and like all LaunchPad programmes, its vision is to build an ecosystem of socially conscious local entrepreneurs that deliver world class solutions over the next decade.


LabEight* Africa’s mission through their LaunchPad programme is to support local entrepreneurs by providing them the necessary operational and technical support as well as equipping them with the leadership and business skills needed to build socially conscious solutions while still delivering on our mandate of growing a world class local ecosystem.


Meet the 2020 LabEight* Accelerator Cohort – Companies that took part in the 2020 LaunchPad Winter programme include:

  • A-Trader – a FinTech startup developing an AI-powered platform digitising investments for Africa’s middle class. Watch A-Trader’s pitch here.
  • Benny & Freddy – a Social Impact startup that supports marginalised women and girls with sustainable and eco friendly menstrual products. Watch Benny & Freddy’s pitch here.
  • OneFarm – an AgriTech startup committed to empowering farmers, promoting financial inclusion, with leveraging technology through an operator-led platform. Watch OneFarm’s pitch here.
  • Quizac – an EdTech startup building a fully gamified learning platform that leverages behavioural technology, for cognitive enhancement. Watch Quizac’s pitch here.

If you are interested in watching all of the inaugural cohort startup pitches from Demo Day – click here.


Following their graduation from the programme, each business will continue to scale-up and access support through LabEight* Africa’s network of advisors, partners, mentors, and investors.


The team at LabEight* Africa extends its heartiest congratulations to the amazing founders and we are excited to continue being part of your journey onwards.


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