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National Innovation Challenge for Women (NICW) and the FemBioBiz Season III

Group 3 of the National Innovation Challenge for Women (NICW) and the FemBioBiz Season III Programme kicked-off today, the 3rd June 2019 and i

2018 Participants

FEMBIOBIZ OVERVIEW

 
Background
 
The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio), with the support of the BioFISA II Programme, launched the season 2 of the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned bio-businesses in the SADC region, to support deal-making and business acceleration in the biosciences arena and create a peer to peer network among the local female bio-entrepreneurs.
 
 
Mareka Masule
Ilotu (A Subia word for "Beautiful") is an All-Namibian cosmetic company that specialises in the production of organic, essential oil-based skin & hair health products, including full body detox clays, body butters & creams, shampoo & conditioner and many more.

Essential oils are our key ingredient as not only have they been used for centuries as natural medication & for beauty purposes but it’s their antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal & antibacterial properties of plant extracts making them ideal for treating oily, acne skin conditions, burns and sensitive skin and hair dilemmas.


Contact Mareka Masule
Ilotu.in@gmail.com / 0814318581

Mareka Masule

Leena Sindano
Chizango trading is the manufacture of natural supplement products that are made from moringa tree (Tree of life), adding value to the raw materials using the leaves and seeds to produce various nutrient products that are 100 percent organic for human of all age group and animal consumption. It has a lot of health benefits that boost the immune system.
Contact
leena@chizango.com / 0 81 731 1841

Leena Sindano

Mary Shikukutu
My name is Mary Shikukutu and I am the founder and Managing Director of mahangu milling company called N T Okawa Trading cc. We are based at SME Incubator Centre in Katutura. The business was created in 2007 with intend of developing and processing pearl millet we call mahangu in Namibia.
We are processing a traditional food known nutritional values with a long-lasting energy, into fermented and unfermented flour and package in 5kg, 10kg and 12kg polypro woven bags and sell directly to loyal customer base in Windhoek. We also brew and sell mahangu drink we call oshikundu/ meal replacement drink. We also provide service milling to those bringing in their mahangu, maize, wheat and rice to be processed.
Contact
mary.shikukutu@iway.na /081 3242507

Mary Shikukutu

Esther N Shikomba
We Create Impact Enterprise is a social business of manufacturing and selling reusable sanitary pads. The business aims to provide an accessible, appropriate and affordable way for school girls and low income women to manage their menstruation with dignity.
The A-star pad will be introduced to Ondangwa (Namibia) and entire Namibia and beyond borders as this is not just a Namibian problem but a global. Most sanitary pads in the Namibian market are too expensive for girls in the rural and township schools. Girls stay away from school or leave school before the end of the school day during their menstruation because they lack sanitary pads and some drop out due to the accumulation of lost school days.
These girls use other unsafe options such as dry leaves, newspaper, t-shirt cloths and other materials which may lead to infectious diseases. A-star pad is an absorbent patch which patched
with cotton very comfortable for the ladies to use and can be washed. The pads are therefore washable after use and that helps them go on with their daily activities normally and helps save their hard-earned money.
Contact
yempowerment1@gmail.com / 0812034929

Esther N Shikomba

 

 

Mpingana Dax
Kuti Oil is a botanical oil press business. The main product Kuti Oil is selling at the moment is Marula oil. Marula oil is a high quality indigenous oil used for centuries by women in northern Namibia, for culinary and cosmetic uses.
It is sought after due to the high percentages of linoleic, oleic, stearic and palmitic acids. These characteristics are sought after for skin and hair products. The aim of our business to press and export raw Marula oil to large essential oil companies who supply cosmetic products. We would also like to target 500kg of oil in production.
Contact
mpingana@kutioil.com / 085 639 9019

Mpingana Dax

 

Cecilia Nkuvi
Divuyu is a new company that will be involved in production of Baobab fruit pulp juice. Company will be headquartered in Windhoek and obtain its raw material from all parts of Namibia. The idea was started in January 2017 by Cecilia Nkuvi who is the owner and will run the business as a sole proprietor.
The company will target the local market to ensure consistent quality of its product such that required food standards are met and ensure optimal use of the Baobab fruits
Contact
ceciliankuvi@gmail.com / 0817951007

Cecilia Nkuvi

 

Haikali Ndamona
Bioculture aims to satisfy and accomplish the following in agriculture Genetically modify the seeds of Pennisetum glaucum and sorghum so they can increase their chances of growing well in drought, pests, weeds and ability to use natural resources effectively.
Research and preserve the indigenous seeds and their genetics, especially those going extinct. Have a seed bank for such seeds to preserve their genetics and make them available to farmers and crop growers throughout the year. Microbial testing of agricultural fresh products to facilitate farmers to sell their products in local shops Research and identify indigenous crops genes, biochemistry, and metabolic pathways to identify other beneficial uses among their common uses.
Contact
nphaikali@gmail.com / 0812923533

Haikali Ndamona

 

Renthia Kaimbi
AquaGreens Namibia will be dedicated to the production of organic fruit and vegetables and the cultivation of edible and ornamental freshwater fish populations as well as decorative and edible flowers, at the same time under controlled conditions, all year round. We envision helping the Namibian government ensure nutritious food security nationally, intend to promote affordable healthy living and create employment by setting up complimenting chains of value addition.
Aquaponics is a game changer, because you are ensured of a great harvest in the smallest of spaces and we are eager to safely bring food production closer to the end user, reducing the "food miles" on fresh produce that they indirectly pay for on imported products.
Contact
nancytkz@yahoo.com / 0812052945

Renthia Kaimbi

 

 

 

Rauna T Shaningwa
Namibia is very dry country with rainfall ranging from 100-400 mm during its raining season. Agriculture in Namibia is facing challenges and demands focus on yield improvement, biodiversity, soil preservation, water conversation, climate change and food safety. Our mission is to help stakeholders to face these challenges by producing plants from tissue of the desired plant in an artificial nutrient medium under controlled environment. Plant tissue culture generate multiple copies of the plant in a very short duration. These can be medicinal plants, fruits and vegetables crops.
Contact
rauna0816488505@gmail.com / 0817818390

Rauna T Shaningwa

 

Alma Nakanduungileh
Microna Laboratories cc was established to cater for all microbiological testing. The main objective is to ultimately become a well-established microbiology laboratory for the food as well as water industries. At the moment, Microna's goals are set on the enumeration of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in reclaimed water, a process that is not currently being carried out in Namibia. With a facility to test for these parasites, there will no longer be a need to send samples abroad to South Africa.
Contact
atnakanduungileh@yahoo.com /0812057245

Alma Nakanduungileh

 

Wilhelmina V Kanime
Poka Green Investment cc is an SME which is involved in various operations. These operations include general trading, food processing (value addition), environmental consultancy and waste management. On the area of Food processing, it aims to contribute to the realization of food security in Namibia through value addition of various locally available fruits and vegetables that are seasonal and help make them available during off season, and at the same time ensure the preservation of these products in order to maintain their nutritional value, thus help curb the occurrence of post-harvest losses.
Contact
wvaindongo@gmail.com/ 0812382844

Wilhelmina V Kanime

 

Ndahekelekwa B Paulus
Fluffy mallows is a Namibia marshmallow manufacturing business that specializes in producing hand crafted marsh mallows. The marshmallows are hand crafted with lots of love and attention to detail to produce insanely delicious, irresistibly smooth, edible cloud of happiness of marshmallow lovers of alleges. The decadent marshmallow are currently available in five amazing flavours vanilla & cinnamon, strawberry and cream, mint & chocolate, lemon and coconut, The clouds of happiness are available for purchase at Klara`s market, & 77 Independence avenue
Contact
ndahekwa@gmail.com / +264 816515799

Ndahekelekwa B Paulus

 

 

 

 

Nandesora Matundu
BioMedia laboratory is a company that aims at manufacturing of microbiological media for commercial use. Culture media is a gel that is designed to support the growth of microorganisms. The survival and growth of microorganisms depends on available and favorable growth environment.
Microbiological media plays a significant role in Public Health sector by aiding in the identification of possible clusters of infections in hospitals, which is an essential part of an effective infection control programme. As well as improvement on antibiotic resistance which is a public health concern. Microbiology culture market has grown significantly in terms of demand in various end-user industry such as academia, clinical laboratories, clinical research organizations, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food and beverage industries.
Contact
primetimemedical.labz@gmail.com / +264812300091

Nandesora Matundu

Magreth Tsuses
The Eden Manufacturers CC herein after referred to as “Eden” or “the company” is a multifaceted natural pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical products manufacturing venture as formal small enterprise (SME) Reg Nr: CC/2012/6579
Operational goals
•The leading manufacturer of consumer personal care and pharmaceutical products. A healthy life with radiant beauty, inside and out, that create a feminine holistic pleasure and beauty
•While based on ancient recipes, our research and development team and labs are constantly focused on the future. This allows us to stay ahead of the latest developments. Our R&D team are constantly improving maximum natural formulations, cold extracting and mixing processes, for the best input possible into our products and skin care applications of Kigelia, Ximenia, Aloe Vera and Moringa. We aim to offer the most beneficial solutions that fit all of your needs, thus, Improved products and innovative applications quickly find their way to you.
Contact
edenfyp@gmail.com / +264 813273129/ +264 81 2103075

Magreth Tsuses

 

Lahja Amakali
BNiithete Agro Business Investments cc is a start-up business that specializes in the food processing and training services registered under the close corporation’s act (Registration Number Cc/2016/03582). Among other products, they are currently working on a sorghum-based coffee substitute with health benefits.
Contact
natjoo22@gmail.com / +264 81 638 1964

Lahja Amakali