Tanzania’s Nefrids Africa, which operates SimuBima, a Mobile Phone Insurance Solution designed to reach as many users across Tanzania using digital channels on July 20th won Seedstars Dar Es Salaam and will represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes.
Nefrids Africa will be participating at the Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2018, a week long boot camp program with the opportunity to meet the other 75 local winners from around the world, as well as international investors and mentors.
The final day of the Summit will be dedicated to pitching in front of audience of more than 1’000 attendees to compete for up to 1 million USD in equity investments and other prizes.
SomaApps with its mobile solution to list and match students with thousands of domestic and international scholarships came second, and Worknasi with its web platform for office and meeting room sharing grabbed the last spot in the top 3.
The other startups invited to pitch were tanzDevs Company, ScholarDream , HadithiApp, Flow Farm, Emakatt, Be A Lady, and Afropremiere.
Seedstars organized the event with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Tanzania, COSTECH, the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF), our local ambassador Buni Hub, as well as our regional partner Enel Green Power. Seedstars World’s next stop is Kampala to select the most promising tech startup in Uganda. Seedstars World is looking for innovative startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market.