Web & USSD Agritech platform Bandim Online named best startup at Seedstars Guinea Bissau

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Bandim Online has won the Guinea Bissau round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.

Bandim Online, with the idea to reduce the loss of products from the producer to the customer by providing product on time with best prices, was named “Best Startup in Guinea Bissau” for its innovative sustainable solution. “Winning Seedstars Bissau is one of the best things that can happen to me! I’m really happy to finally be part of the big family Seedstars and represent Guinea Bissau next April in Lausanne”, explains Aimonia Cabral, CEO at Bandim Online.

As a part of the prize, Bandim Online 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 five startups pitched in front of a prestigious jury, including  Bruno Jawad , Director General of Investment Promotion and Private at Government of Guinea Bissau, Angela Abdula,  Chief Technical Adviser local Development at UNDP; Cheikh Tidiane Sarr,  Marketing & Communication Director at Orange Bissau; Filinto Omar Martins Salla ,  Entrepreneur Freelance, Pap Fall, Founder at Erika Consulting and Fanny Dauchez, Senior Manager for West Africa Region at Seedstars.

Ubuntu 2S, with its combination of solar and ICT to give Africans access to clean energy, create job opportunities and change people lives, came second and IGOPE, with its idea is to collect and organize the opinion of society on various social issues, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.

The other startups invited to pitch were:

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Seedstars World’s next stop is Abidjan at Seedspace Abidjan, to select the best startup in Ivory Coast. Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market. Startups are invited to apply here: seedsta.rs/abidjan, until October 12th.