Kangpe, an SMS, web and mobile app platform connecting Africans to doctors to discuss health issues quickly and confidentially within minutes, has beat 7 other startups to be the best startup in Nigeria during Seedstars Lagos and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investment.
Kangpe will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in March 2017, a weeklong training program with the opportunity to meet the other 60 winners, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. Traditionally, the final day of the Summit will be dedicated to pitching in front of audience of 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to the USD 1 million equity investment.
“I a trained doctor and as soon as everyone would hear this they would always ask me for advice. I saw a real need for people to have access to doctors, even in the most rural of areas,” the founder explained.
1st runner up, Tuteria Company, an online learning marketplace while the 2nd runner-up was Davtonlear, an online/cloud based video learning (E-learning) for professional certifications and courses . The other startups invited to pitch were Legal Form Limited, Quick Gas, Piggybank.ng, Kangpe, Grit Systems and Social Lender
All participating startups will also qualify for two major prizes that Seedstars World is running this year:
Together with TRECC Startups in Education qualify for the global “Transforming Education Prize” which will award the best startup in the education space from around the world with a prize of over USD 50,000. In addition, Seedstars World and Intel are collaborating on the “Intel Solutions Challenge” to find the best startups in Hardware, IoT, Cloud and Analytics with the goal of inviting them to a prestigious Demo Day with internal and external partners who will give access to market and funding for the best startups.