Ubuntu Capital with its digital marketing and payment solutions for medium enterprises came second and Chap Chap Africa, a mobile payments platform that enables users to earn and save while they top-up airtime, pay bills and shop online, grabbed the last spot in the top 3. The other startups invited to pitch were Musana Carts, CHARIS FOR GRACE, ClinicPesa, Kuanza Gari Limited, TrendingshoW, hiDr and Money Duka.
Seedstars recently partnered with the Merck Accelerator, in order to support seed-stage companies in across Asia and Africa with a focus on the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials. The most promising HealthTech startups will receive office space in the Merck Innovation Center in Kenya or Germany, mentoring and coaching on a regular basis and financial support of up to $50,000.
Seedstars World is also working very closely with Enel Green Power to source the most innovative business models in the energy sectors and ones that are fostering socio-economic development in rural villages in Africa. Up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event taking place later this November in Nairobi and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up to $50,000.
Seedstars World’s next stop is Addis Ababa.