Artybe: A Togolese Social Network Connecting Culture and Sports Enthusiasts

By : Adoni Conrad Quenum

Date : vendredi, 01 mars 2024 13:27

The startup enables access to professional coaches for various activities. 

Artybe, a digital solution developed by a Togolese start-up, allows users to book sports, urban, and cultural activities with a specialized coach. The solution was officially launched in 2022 by co-founders Laura Nouhova Kpegli and Yawovi David Senyo.

"Artybe brings together worlds that haven't met much until now, but which are looking for each other: creative and precarious sportspeople and users with "a leisure budget", diasporans and local populations, young people and senior citizens," Laura Nouhova Kpegli explains to We Are Tech Africa.

While the mobile app for the solution is not yet available, Kpegli explains that Android and iOS versions would be accessible on the Play Store and App Store respectively from March 2024. Currently, users can access Artybe’s services via its web platform, where they can create a profile, browse various activities, and book and pay for them using mobile money.

"Our solution is flying off the shelves because it solves a problem people were desperate to fix. Before, finding the right help for your sports or hobbies was a nightmare. We've changed that.  Talented coaches are out there, just waiting to share their skills. People with a passion for growth are ready to invest in themselves.  Our digital solution brings them together," explains Laura Nouhova Kpegli.

Artybe plans to extend its reach from the capital cities of French-speaking West Africa to the rest of the continent. To achieve this, it needs funds to develop data systems, finance market research in other parts of the continent, and recruit staff to strengthen its team.

The startup has already received several accolades. In 2022, it was selected as one of the 10 flagship projects of the PAPRICAI incubator (Tech & ICC), voted one of the 5 “Best Media/Tools” at the Togo Digital Awards 2022, and was among the top 10 artificial intelligence start-ups on the continent at the World Africa Startup Summit in 2021.

Adoni Conrad Quenum


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