Seedstars World, the global early-stage startups competition in partnership with the Swiss Embassy, COSTECH, and the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) has announced the 10 startups that will pitch at its Dar Es Salaam event in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on Thursday, July 20th at Buni Innovation Hub.
The winner will advance to the global competition in Switzerland to compete for up to 500,000 USD in equity investment. The 10 startups that were selected include:
Afropremiere Afropremiere is a platform that helps artists sell their music and video in a way that is proportional to the number of views they get and traction they generate.
Be A Lady Be A Lady installs sanitary napkin vending machines ti make female higiene products available for all, and accepts coins or cards as forms of payment.
Emakatt A web and mobile app that allows users to request their laundry to be pickuped up, cleaned, and delivered in a fast affordable way.
Flow Farm Flow farm and company deals with improvement of agriculture basing on cut edge technology as to boast production quality and quantity.
HadithiApp HadithiApp is a mobile app that allows better distribution channels for ebooks written in kiswahili.
Nefrids Africa Limited SimuBima is the first of its kind Mobile Phone Insurance Solution designed to reach as many users across Tanzania using digital channels.
ScholarDream Co. Ltd Scholar Dream is a management system for schools to help student access resources and track their progress, while aggregating all relevant information for parents and teachers in one place.
SOMAAPPS Technologies Limited SomaApp is a mobile app that lists and matches East African students with thousands of domestic and international scholarships.
tanzDevs Company TanzDevs is a mobile app that brings normal book contents to life for a richer more entertaining educational experience
Worknasi Worknasi is a web platform for office and meeting room sharing, which connects startups with office owners to share office space in return for payment.


The winner from last year, Lilian Makoi, the founder of Jamii, a mobile micro-health insurance product for the low income and informal sector, represented Tanzania during the Global Summit. She was amongst the top 12 of finalists and was nominated for the best female entrepreneur prize.

Seedstars World also recently partnered with Enel Green Power to launch the Africa Energy Prize looking for the best energy startup in Africa to receive a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up to 50,000 USD.

To attend the event and watch the pitches in Tanzania, anyone can RSVP here (limited number of spots available)