|Stage||Sector||Description||Problem to solve|
Incubation Circular economy
|Connecting consumers to farmers
|Our priority is to make local food commodities easily accessible by urban resident and small retailers in Freetown through mobile technology.
|Preincubation||Ago processing||Project 2000 is developing a farm to deliver fresh vegetables on demand to medium size hotels, restaurants||Delivery of fresh produce remains fragmented in Freetown. Some hotels and restaurants have to travel to a market to buy their supplies. Project 2000 is developing a service for delivery 72 hrs after order.|
|Preincubation||Exponential Tech||Face recognition software||70% of Sierra Leoneans have to access to financial services. To broaden financial inclusion- KYC- is moving to digital identity and other innovative forms of identification- finger print etc. face recognition will form one such form of ID. In the health sector, the need for accurate patient records and DOTs can be supported by face recognition software.|
|Preincubation||Social Entrepreneurship||Clean Cooking Stove||Hundred of thousands of households still use open fire for cooking. The fuel is often charcoal which is the primary cause of respiratory deaths in women and children particularly. The use of charcoal also contributes to deforestation which contributes to negative climate change effects.|
|Preincubation||Assistive Technology||Bionic Arm|
|Incubation (Validation)||Ed Tech||School Management system||Effective and digital management of schools|
|Pre incubation||Ed tech||Easy Access, Ebooks
|Three school kids came up with the idea. They won the first ever Diamond Challenge held in Sierra Leone|
|Incubation (Validation)||Agtech||Jim Agri||Greenhouses is a must in a country that wants to reduce its dependence on imports for food. This company is already building green houses and supplying fresh vegetables. Job creation is significant.|
|Incubation (Validation)||Blue Economy||Aminata Fish Farming-Agtech
|Aminata is developing tilapia fish farming|
|Pre incubation||Tourism||Sabi Salone||Discover Freetown with a focus on young professionals and foreign back packers|
|Incubation (MVP, Validation||Circular Economy||Pavement tiles and construction blocks made entirely from plastic waste||The significant and growing problem of the lack of any system to recycle plastic is been addressed. Further the provision of low cost housing necessitates innovations in building materials- in particular use of non cement based blocks.
Job creation potential is close to 3000., if we include young persons that will also collect and sell the plastic to the us.
|Incubation (MVP) Validation||Fashion/Cosmetic||The first locally produced cosmetics||The company has the potential to trigger the production of shae butter production locally which can bring incomes to women farmers in particular. We also anticipate job creation.|
|Pre incubation||Social Entrepreneurship/ Fashion accessories||Bead making||The entrepreneur already has significant sales, employer several young and including disable persons.|