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Africa's Most Innovative Companies of 2018, Times Magazine.
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Five companies have made it to the list of 50 most genius companies in 2018 by the Times magazine.
According to the Times Magazine, these companies are driving progress and creating a creative solution to a problem – and those solutions sometimes change the world.

“To assemble TIME’s first annual list of Genius Companies, we asked our global network of editors and correspondents to nominate businesses that are inventing the future.

“Then we evaluated candidates on key factors, including originality, influence, success and ambition,” the magazine said.
These are Africa’s most innovative companies of 2018 right now:

1. Nigeria’s Babymigo

Babymigo is an online community that connects mothers-to-be with information, medical experts, services and other parents. The platform is equipped with an SMS subscription service for pregnant women that informs them of prenatal appointments and their babies’ development.

2. Ghana’s Bitland

Bitland is an organization that aims to provide services to allow individuals and organizations to survey land and record deeds onto the Bitshares Blockchain under tge leadership of Narigamba Mwinsuubo.

3. Kenya’s Ona

Ona is a social enterprise that builds data infrastructure to drive change. The company creates opportunities for governments and development organizations to be increasingly data-driven, collaborative and accountable.

4. Kenya’s BRCK

BRCK connects frontier market with technology needs for internet in East Africa. With a team of software developers, engineers and technologists in Nairobi, the company designs mobile WiFi devices that enable internet connectivity in regions with poor infrastructure.

5. South Africa’s AgriProtein

AgriProtein is pioneering waste-to-nutrient recycling technology to up-cycle organic waste into high-protein animal feed using fly larvae.
The world’s biggest fly-farmer, it builds and operates its own fly-factories and licences set-up and operation by others.
Since its inception AgriProtein has raised $105 million in equity and debt into its UK holding company from a large, overseas listed corporate financial institution that could not be disclosed.
Making the company the largest capital raise on record for an insect farming company and the 18th largest farm tech deal on record, according to AgFunder data.

6. South Africa’s Wonderbag

Wonderbag is a stand-alone, non-electric insulated bag designed to reduce the amount of fuel required in the cooking of food in developing countries. Instead of being placed on a stove for the duration of the cooking period, food is instead heated to a hot enough temperature then transferred to the Wonderbag, which uses the principle of thermal insulation to continue cooking, and keeps food warm without needing addition fire, or additional heat.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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