Tanzania’s Nitafutie is a voice and SMS-based Craiglist with hopes to help users to buy and sell quickly using their feature-phones via voice and SMS.
Co-founded by Sophie Gustav Mitdemhut , Nitafutie emerged the winner at the Dar es Salaam Startup Weekend and has now ben nominated to compete at the Global Startup Battle in the commerce category.
The StartUp Battle brings together thousands of entrepreneurs from hundreds of cities to battle for innovation to win mentorship, introductions, and everything else they need to launch their startup. The $500k in prizes battle for innovation aims to give the startups bigger prizes, more exposure, and incredible opportunities.
Global Startup Battle is a global initiative organized by Startup Weekend after the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The participating teams will go on to compete against each other in a massive online video contest for amazing prizes designed to help their startup succeed. The teams will compete in one of the themed brackets hosted by Coca Cola, AWS, .CO, and Google for Entrepreneurs. The top 2 teams from every city will battle in Google’s Championship Bracket, while all teams will be invited to compete in any or all of the other themed brackets they qualify for!
You can vote here for Nitafutie to win.