Aikio Corp, a platform for medical laboratories to transmit medical test results to patients safely and confidentially online and by SMS was declared winner of Malian round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for $1m in equity investments.
“I’m on a mission to improve healthcare in Africa and I believe that my solution is one that is relevant for many and can literally save lives.” explains Boubacar Keita, founder and CEO of Aikio Corp. As a part of the prize, Aikio Corp will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 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.
1st runner up is Transup, a technology that allows anyone to transfer phone credit between different operators. Feuze, an electronic device that allows for registration, insurance and geolocation of motorbikes, grabbed the last spot in the top 3. The other startups invited to pitch were Pharmoso, E-Keneya, AllianceJ, Orientkey, HVM.
The event was carried out with the support of Orange, Total, Azalaï Hotels and Binthily Communication. Continuing on its world tour of startup scenes in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, Seedstars World’s next stop is Ethiopia at Addis Abbaba’s Ice Addis, to select the best startup in the country. Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market.