Vectra, who provides a single integrated device that combines the Point-of-Sale software as well as a speed point for card payments., was named “Best Startup in Cape Town” for its innovative sustainable solution.
Vectra, besides representing Capetown at the Seedstars Africa Summit, 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.
The 11 startups pitched in front of a prestigious jury, including Wasiu Afolabi, Principal Intellectual Property Officer at the University of Cape Town; Tiara Pathon, HR Director, HYBR; Hannah Subayi, Associate Principal at South Suez Capital; Benjamin Rath, Managing Partner at Miteri (Pty) Ltd; Johan Bosini, Partner at Quona Capital and Lorraine Davis, Community Manager – Seedspace Cape Town.
GIZ also awarded the title of best female entrepreneur to Prim-U, An on-demand booking platform that connects entrepreneurs in the beauty industry with customers anytime, anywhere to offer their services.
Skudu, with its technology to master crop nutrition – opening new markets and increasing yields., came second and NuNanny, a platform for screened nannies, babysitters and night nurses, on demand, grabbed the last spot in the top 3. The other startups invited to pitch were Agaaain!, CYBAUG Getven.com, Matchbox, SkillsPassport South Africa, SolarTurtle, Yaksê
Continuing on its world tour of fast-growing startup scenes in emerging markets, Seedstars World’s next stop is Johannesburg, to select the best startup.