Seedstars World Kinshasa has named Labes Key – schoolap, or schoolap.com as the winner of its round of the challenge. The startup aims to improve the quality of teaching via the internet by providing access to digital lessons. The startup was named “Best Startup in DRC for its innovative sustainable solution.
“We did not expect this victory, and we would like to say a big thank you to Seedstars for the impact it is making every time on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in DRC”, explains Pascal Kanik, Co founder at Schoolap.
As a part of the prize, Labes Key – schoolap will be participating at the Seedstars Summit, which takes place in Switzerland, in April 2019. It is a weeklong training program, with the opportunity to meet the 65+ winners from other fast growing economies, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. The final day of the Summit is dedicated to pitching in front of an audience of more than 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.
The 11 startups pitched in front of a prestigious jury, including Henri Plessers, Country Representative at FSDAFRICA, Jean Paul Odent , Head of Commercial Banking at RAWBANK, Bob David Nzoimbengene, Managing Partner at Deloitte RDC, Bas Zuidberg, Lead Consultant at Elan RDC, Steve TCHOUMBA, Business Development Manager at ActivSpaces and Fanny Dauchez, Senior manager of West Africa region for Seedstars World.
MEDpay which gives you the freedom to pay the healthcare costs of your loved ones in few clicks!, came second and Alternative Energy Technologies Group, with its idea to expands off- and poor-grid people’s access to clean energy in Africa’s biggest energy access market – the DRC, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.
Other startups invited to pitch were:
|offers a solution for the growth of cattle on farms in the DRC to reduce meat and milk deficiency.|
|makes it easy for hotels, restaurants and retail businesses to manage their businesses with our ERP software adapted to their needs.|
|EHE scientists have identified a 57% toxic gas concentration area where 3000 inhabitants reside.|
|Tap and Pay is a new ergonomic platform, revolutionary in the modernization of electronic payment via a magnetic card.|
|Hardware for digitizing bulletin boards in universities, churches, companies, … and mobile applications for remote access to information.|
|USB Charge Zone, a green energy solution for charging mobile devices for all at low cost.|
|works in partnership with education institution in order to provide qualified people to entreprises and particulars.|
|Bringing technology and analytics to the Congolese healthcare system|