Track Your Build has been selected among 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab Africa4Future Accelerator Programme.
Track Your Build provides aerial and resource data for construction and engineering projects. It identifies African tech entrepreneurs using innovative aerospace-based solutions to tackle the continent’s most pressing challenges such as transportation, agriculture and healthcare.
The 10 Airbus Bizlab Africa4Future finalists were selected from 314 startups from 19 countries on the continent. They are Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mail, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
Other finalists include: Astral Aerial, Kenya, a startup that uses drones to ferry humanitarian cargo, carry out surveillance and conduct emergency responses.
Cote d’Ivoire Drone manufactures its own drones locally. They can be used for various applications.
Element Numerics, South Africa applies computational fluid dynamics techniques to the design of machines and components, which range from aircraft to heart valves.
Others are Lentera Limited, Kenya, which uses remote sensors to monitor and transmit environmental data to enable more efficient and smarter farming.
Maisha ICT Tech, Ethiopia deploys locally- built drones for delivering medicines, blood and healthcare items to rural areas and WiPo Wireless Power, South Africa, which startup offers reliable and convenient wireless power chargers for business, conference centres, airports, restaurants and other venues for charging of mobile devices, laptops and drones.
The rest are MamaBird, Malawi, a platform that helps governments and organisations deliver vital life-saving supplies to remote communities. Map Action, Mali offers real-time online urban mapping to identify problems that affect water supplies, hygiene and sanitation and MobiTech Water Solutions, Kenya has developed a real-time water-monitoring solution that allows businesses, homes and water service providers to manage their available water using an app-based dashboard and instant messaging.
They undergo an intensive six-month business incubation and accelerator programme that involves technical, commercial and mentorship activities in France, Germany and South Africa. This includes workshops and coaching sessions with Airbus experts, GIZ’s Make-IT in Africa and Innocircle coaches.
The Airbus Bizlab Africa4Future Accelerator Programme will culminate with a demo day at the biennial Paris International Airshow.
In addition, participants will also attend a special event in Germany to be held from June 19 to 26  where the finalists will launch their products, define their collaboration with Airbus and announce their investment commitments in front of representative from across the aerospace industry.
Africa4Future is a joint business accelerator initiative of Airbus and German Development Cooperation’s (GIZ) Make IT Africa initiative with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and South Africa-based innovation consultancy Innocircle.