Jamii, a mobile micro-health insurance product for the low income and informal sector population at just $1 per month, was selected the best startup in Seedstars World Tanzania.
Colifly, the drone medicine delivery company came second and EcoAct Tanzania, a company that transforms post consumer plastic waste into plastic environmentally friendly plastic lumbers, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.
As a part of the prize, Jamii will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in March 2017.
“Jamii is determined to save lives and enable over 47 million Tanzanians afford health insurance, our plan is to fully utilize the exposure, mentorship and potential funding from Seed stars to achieve this mission.” explains Lillian Makoi, founder and CEO of Jamii.
Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Tanzania round to a successful close during Seedstars Dar Es Salaam. The event took place this Saturday in Buni Hub and 10 selected startups were invited to present their ideas in front of the local jury panel.
Seedstars World’s next stop is Kampala at Outbox Hub, to select the best startup in Uganda. Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market.