After hosting competitions in 16 countries in Africa in only five months, Seedstars World has identified the most promising startups in each country, highlighting local startup ecosystems.
These African startups will be representing their countries in the finals in April, at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. Bluewave Insurance creates innovative mass-market microinsurance products, that are accessible via mobile devices. They were selected “Best Startup in Kenya” and are representing the country on the competition. Only the Tanzanian finalist is yet to be found.
The largest startup competition for emerging markets is now hosting its entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets from December 11th to 13th in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at Seedspace Dar es Salaam and Kisenga LAFP International Conference Center. Tickets can be purchased at the event website.
Emanuel Feruzi, mentor for the Startup Bootcamp,Marcello Schermer, Expansion Manager at Yoco, Eldrid Jordaan, Founder of Govchat, or Doreen Kessy, Chief Business Officer at Ubongo, are some of the prominent names joining the event as well.
The Seedstars Africa Summit is designed to facilitate meaningful discussions about topics that range from the policies designed to support entrepreneurship in the country and the region to the success factors and improvement opportunities of the African tech scene.
The organization decided to open the debate to other countries and regions, aiming to foster wider knowledge exchange, by partnering up with Canton de Vaud, Luminate and Fondation Botnar to include startup delegations from Switzerland, Zimbabwe, and Tanga, respectively. The event is sponsored by I4ID, Seedspace Dar es Salaam, the Swiss Embassy in Tanzania and Zambia, Merck, and Google, among others.
Tickets can still be purchased at the event website.