M-Shule has won the Kenyan round of Seedstars Nairobi earning the opportunity to represent the country at the major Seedstars summits in Mozambique and Switzerland. The startup will battle with other promising startups for up to USD 1 million in equity investment and other prizes.
Seedstars World, the global seed stage competition of vibrant startups for emerging markets and other scenes where startups are rising up steadily brought the Kenyan round on Friday last week at Nailab, as 11 selected startups were invited to present their ideas in front of a group of local judges.
M-Shule is a startup that developed its idea around improving learning for every primary school student across Kenya using Artificial Intelligence and SMS to deliver personalized and accessible education. The startup will have the opportunity to participate at the Seedstars Summit that will take place in Switzerland in April 2018 meeting up with other 75 winners and investors from around the globe. The winner thereafter will have a prize worth USD 1 million equity investment.
M-Shule also won a whole six month free membership to the Nairobi Garage as part of the prize while the runners up won a three month free membership and the finalists were awarded a two month free membership to continue developing their idea in a great environment around other freelancers.
The runners up was BuuPass a digital marketplace for train and bus tickets that makes simple transportation solutions to help people commute easily whereas Sinbad Technologies a platform to democratize and simplify the process of obtaining marine cargo insurance grabbed the last spot in the top three.
The other startups invited to pitch at the summit were ConnectMed, Jobsikaz, PortableVoices Creatives, Sokompare, The Konnector, TozzaPlus, WazInsure and BrillantPay.
The next stop of the Seedstars World will be in Maputo, Mozambique where all local winners and startup delegates are invited for a three day conference and also get the opportunity to pitch in front of an audience from 20 African countries.