Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has selected 11 startups to pitch at its regional leg in Cape Town on the 8th of June to scout for the best entrepreneurs in technology.

The event will take place at Workshop 17 with the startups to pitch to a panel of judges. The top startups will be advance to the grand finale and compete again for the title of most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars World South Africa 2017. The 11 startups that are selected to participate at the Seedstars World pitching event are:


Arts Alternative Arts Alternative is an online platform for landlords to monetize properties listing their walls and brands to book available ad spaces


Dietnostix LIPOstix is the world’s first dedicated 3-in-1 fat burn urine test. It’s fast, easy to use, non-invasive and 99% accurate.


EMG Technologies EMGuidance solves a critical problem for medical professionals by aggregating medical content from regional experts in one app.


GreenFingers Mobile GreenFingers Mobile is a mobile first Software-as-a-Service technology platform to finance and manage large groups of smallholder farmers.


Hi5 Hi5 is a fast, fun and simple solution to assist companies with growth via recognition and ongoing regular co-worker feedback.


Jumpin Rides (Pty) Ltd Jumpin Rides is an online platform connecting drivers with empty seats in their car with passengers going the same way.
mbora Mbora is a solar-powered IoT-enabled sensing suite that delivers real-time visibility to a service provider across its entire network


MCX Technologies MCX Technologies is a solution to augment or replace traditional farming with automated vertical farming, and drive down the cost through vertical integration and local manufacturing.


Regenize Regenize is a recycling company that’s focused on motivating South Africans to recycle through incentivization & education.


Timu Trust Timu Trust is an online platform that connects unemployed people with opportunities which they can complete within walking distance.
Yoummday (Pty) Ltd  

Yoummday is the world’s first Online Marketplace for Contact Centre Solutions like Telesales, Research, Service & Surveys, Secretarial or Translator.


“The talent we see in South Africa year after year is just amazing, and we are excited to be back to Cape Town for the satellite event. This year, there is a great variety of quality companies tackling real problems in new innovative ways. We might be looking at the next global Seedstars world winner!” Explains Claudia Makadrito, Regional Manager for Seedstars World Africa.

The Seedstars World South Africa production has received tremendous support from local ecosystem players such as Workshop 17, Spin Street House, Silicon Cape, New Ventures Studio, Impact Amplifier, ThundaFund and Goodwell investments amongst others.

Seedstars World is travelling to more than 80 countries this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to USD 1 million, with the main prize being a 500.000 USD equity investment prize.

In addition, Seedstars World has partnered with the Merck Accelerator on a regional level, in order to support seed-stage companies with a focus on the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials. The most promising HealthTech startups will receive office space in the Merck Innovation Center in Kenya or Germany, mentoring and coaching on a regular basis and financial support of up to €50,000. In total, each prize package is worth around €200,000.

The event will be held on the 8th of June at Workshop 17 in Cape Town. The event is already fully sold out.