Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes with the support of the local host Nailab will on June 28th 2019 pick Kenya’s best startups.
Set to be a closed-door, all women jury panel, Seedstars Nairobi will not be open to the public. Besides representing Kenya at the Seedstars Africa Summit, the winner will win an all-inclusive trip to the Seedstars Africa Summit and the chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where the winner will take home a 500K USD investment prize In addition, the winner will receive 3 months access to the investment readiness program.
Kenya was previously represented by Bluewave Technologies an affordable insurance platform.
The top startups to advance to the finals are:
|Ilara Health||Ilara Health brings accurate and affordable diagnostics to the millions of people in Africa who today struggle to access a simple blood test.|
|Julla||Julla is a point of sale financing company making it possible for users to purchase items now and pay later.|
|Lentera||Lentera combines data from ground sensors, drone imaging and satellite imaging to provide actionable insights to farmers increasing their yield and reducing the cost of fertilizer and pesticides.|
|Nurse-In-Hand||Nurse-in-Hand partners with county governments to offer accidents to first responder and home-based care services to geriatrics and pregnant mothers in Kenya|
|Pesabase||Pesabase is set of remittance, payment and banking solutions that leverages blockchain to provide financial simplification and inclusion in Africa.|
|Pezesha||Pezesha is a digital financial marketplace facilitating credit scoring and affordable credit for the unbanked by connecting them with lenders.|
|Shamba Records||Shamba Records is a distributed ledger that runs on Blockchain which uses big data and artificial intelligence to collect farm records. This digitized system can be used to track, identify and verify their harvest.|
|Smatbeba LTD||Smatbeba is a cargo hailing application and web-interface that links cargo owners to delivery vehicles.|
|WorkPay||Workpay is an employee management and payment solution using biometrics and mobile phones with automated salary payments to banks and mobile wallets.|
|Tanda||Tanda is a fintech startup working to revolutionize access to goods and essential digital financial services for MSME’s across Africa.Through Tanda, micro-retailers can not only access inventory on credit, but also become access points for essential services such as Airtime, Utility payments, M-banking & Insurance for their customers|
The startups will pitch in front of a jury that consists of Anne-Marie Chidzero (CIO, FSD), Eva Warigia (Executive Director, EAVCA), Tsakane Ngoepe (Portfolio Manager AHL Venture Partners), Wanjiru Chabeda (Investment Consultant, Zephyr Acorn), Winnie Ibuyako (Associate Director, LGT Impact) and Claudia Makadristo (Regional Manager for Africa, Seedstars)