Mobile money payment gateway Cinetpay named Cote d’Ivoire’s best startup at Seedstars Abidjan

Côte d’Ivoire’s mobile money payment gateway Cinetpay has been selected the best startup at Seedstars Abidjan and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investment and other prizes.

Cinetpay enables e-merchants and merchants to accept mobile money and card payments, online or offline.

As a part of the prize, Cinetpay will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2018, a weeklong training program with the opportunity to meet the other 75 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 and other prizes.

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Côte d’Ivoire round to a successful close during Seedstars Abidjan. With the support of the main sponsor Trecc, the event took place last Friday at  African Development Bank, and 8 selected startups were invited to present their ideas in front of the local jury panel.

WeFly Agri, with it drone that enables farmers to get updated information on the state of their crops and fields with analytics to help them make better decisions came second and Educas, an education platform that allows anyone to learn independently and access additional support resources, grabbed the last spot in the top 3. In addition,  AYNID, a search engine for products made and sold by Africans, won the public vote.  The other startups invited to pitch were AGATHA ,GRAINOTHEQUE, YOUNG POWER , EDUCAS CONSULTING, ISCHOOL.