Ugandan startup among top 15 chosen for Silicon Valley program

Fezah Arts

Fezah Arts, a Ugandan startup attached to Outbox hub is one of the 15 startups chosen from a gobal network of tech hubs to feature in the Blackbox Connect program in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley.

Blackbox Connect is a programe that is helping promising non-US startups scale and interface with Silicon Valley. In partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs and global tech hubs, the cohort’s program will run from February 9th – 20th 2015.

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Fezah Arts is a crowdfunding platform for performing artistes in Africa. It helps them raise money and also build partnerships through which costs for venues or any other kind of arrangement are subsidized. It enables African musicians, film makers and fine artists make their projects happen – albums, art collections, films, concerts, tours.

“We believe in Blackbox Connect’s vision of building a global community of entrepreneurs who come together in Silicon Valley for an immersive two weeks — and then return to their home countries inspired to continue being leaders in their startup communities. We’re proud to partner with Blackbox to support a truly global talent pool,” said Mary Grove, Director of Google for Entrepreneurs, said in a Press Release statement.

The full list of the selected startups allover the world are listed below in no particular order

ApiMatic (Pakistan/New Zealand): An automatic SDK generator for REST APIs.

Axonista (Ireland): Helping broadcasters build a new generation of interactive, multi-platform TV experiences.

Cubigo (Belgium): A web-based platform to help elderly people age successfully in their own environment.

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DeltaX (India): Cross Channel digital marketing platform that gives a marketer comprehensive and transparent view of their advertising budgets.

DraftingSPACE (Canada): Automating architectural design process by instantly creating construction-ready design layouts for remodeling and new construction projects

Edfa3ly (Egypt): The leading cross-border e-commerce company in MENA with cost effective delivery and payment logistics solutions for the region.

FanFootage (UK/Ireland): Fan-sourced event video platform for live music and sports event.

Fezah (Uganda): A marketplace for performing artists and venues in Africa.

Korbit (South Korea): Korea’s leading Bitcoin exchange, wallet & merchant processor.

Lime Rocket (Australia): Engaging crowd games for live audiences at public places.

Mini Exchange (UK/UAE): The Middle East’s Online Marketplace for Kids’ Fashion.

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Smiirl (France): Closing the gap between small businesses physical and digital identities/Grow your social community from your store.

Symanta (Canada): Semantic search and graph database management systems for life science/healthcare management providers and pharmaceutical industries.

Vainpursuits (Canada): A digital skin care platform that provides personalised skin care advice and customized natural beauty products.

WeKast (Israel): Instant wireless presentation from your phone to any TV or projector allowing audience to capture content and interact with presenter.

Featured Image via Fezah Arts 



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