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Patient-doctor marketplace YAPILI wins Seedstars World Botswana round

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Patient-doctor marketplace YAPILI has been declared winner of Seedstars World Botswana round on November 3rd at the Seedstars Gaborone competition.

With the win, YAPILI will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investment and other prizes. Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes.

YAPILI, beat 8 others selected startups that pitched their ideas in front of the local jury panel. StudentPark, a platform where students get accurate information from relevant stakeholders, came second and  Indie Studios Africa,  a social e-commerce consultancy Service Provider addressing the needs of the unbanked in emerging markets grabbed the last spot in the top 3.

The other startups invited to pitch were Jobcard ,  Keakopa Explore,  Leintel Codemasters HoldingsLunchbox,  Medmall Africa,  Optimum Q.The eleven startups pitched in front of a prestigious jury: Onkabetse Morapedi, Head Enterprise Banking at Stanbic Bank, Susanne Swaniker-Tettey, Chief Financial Officer at Okavango Diamond Company, Thabiso Mashaba Co-Founder These Hands and Claudia Makadristo Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars World.Seedstars World’s next stop is Nairobi to select the best startup in Kenya. Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market.

Here are the 11 startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Nairobi 2017

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 Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has selected 11 promising tech startups to pitch at the Seedstars Nairobi pitching event on November 10th at 4 pm at Nailab.The top startups selected to advance to the pitching event are:

Startup Website One liner
1 BuuPass Kenya Limited https://www.buupass.com/ BuuPass Kenya is a digital marketplace for bus and train tickets that creates simple transportation solutions to help people move easily.
2 ConnectMed https://connectmed.co.ke ConnectMed is plugging Africa’s primary care gap, by providing online medical consults that use health professionals more efficiently.
3 Jobsikaz Africa http://www.jobsikaz.com Jobsikaz is an online recruitment tool that leverages on a comprehensive candidate database with fine search,shortlist and evaluation tools.
4 M-Shule http://m-shule.com M-Shule improves learning for every primary student in Africa using artificial intelligence and SMS to deliver personalized, accessible education.
5 PortableVoices Creatives http://www.portablevoices.org PortableVoices is a podcasting and audiobook production company that aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and self-expressiion.
6 Sokompare https://www.sokompare.com Sokompare is an e-Commerce platform offering Cars while also being price comparison platform offering Insurance facilities.
7 The Konnector Limited http://the-konnector.com Konnector strives to connect communities and prosper people. Konnector connects motorcycle riders(bodas) to people who need their services.
8 TozzaPlus http://www.tozzaplus.co.ke TozzaPlus is a cloud business management solution for small businesses with integrated CRM, Payroll, Pay-outs, Accounting & invoicing.
9 WazInsure http://www.wazinsure.com Insurtech automates the entire insurance value chain making it simpler, transparent and cost-effective for all stakeholders.
10 Sinbad Technologies Limited http://www.sinbad.co.ke Sinbad is a platform to democratize and simplify the process of obtaining marine cargo insurance.
11 Brillant Innovations Limited http://www.brillantinnovations.com BrillantPay is a suite of modern and scalable payment APIs for forward thinking businesses

The selected startups will also attend a half day bootcamp at Nairobi Garage and meet with mentors from the local ecosystem to go over their pitch and business proposal.

The event was made possible thanks to the support provided by our main partner Stanbic Bank Kenya, our local supporter Africa’s Talking, our venue partners Nailab and the Nairobi Garage, our official food sponsors Jumia FoodAdega Restaurants, and Heineken, our regional partners Orange, Enel Green Power, Merck, VC4A and Microsoft 4Afrika.

The Members of the public are encouraged to register to attend the 11 startup pitches. Registrations for the event can be made on the Seedstars Website:  www.seedstarsworld.com/event/SSW-Nairobi-17

Beyond the local event, Seedstars World is working very closely with Enel Green Power where up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up to $50,000.

Moreover, Seedstars World has partnered with the Merck Accelerator on a regional level, in order to support seed-stage companies with a focus on the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials. The most promising HealthTech startups will receive office space in the Merck Innovation Center in Kenya or Germany, mentoring and coaching on a regular basis and financial support of up to €50,000. In total, each prize package is worth around €200,000.

All the local winners will be invited to the regional summit, which will take place in Maputo Mozambique on December 14th. Register here to meet with startups, mentors and investors from over 20 African countries.

Meet the 10 most promising startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Gaborone 2017

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On November 3rd, 10 of Botswana’s most promising seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Regional and Global Seedstars Summits, and to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes.

The top startups selected to advance to the pitching event are:

1. Indie Studios Africa :  a social ecommerce consultancy Service Provider addressing the needs of the unbanked in emerging markets

2. Jobcard : a secure online recruitment application built for businesses and job seeker

3. Keakopa Explore: an advertising company that provides online business listing through a web portal.

4. Leintel Codemasters Holdings: a group of computer science undergraduates with sharpened expertise in computer programming on a mission to curb unemployment in Africa.

5. Lunchbox: an online marketplace for cooked lunch. It is a network of local restaurants, cooks chefs, food lovers and consumers.

6. Medmall Africa: a solution to connect doctors and patients through mobile and web application

7. Optimum Q         : a platform to bridge students & tutors by providing an online platform for tutors to upload quality and affordable content for easy access by students.

8. Plaasio pty ltd : disruptive Farmers Management on the blockchain

9. StudentPark        : a platform where students get accurate information from relevant stake holders

10. YAPILI: a peer-to-peer web platform and Android App offering new opportunities for many Africans to connect to doctors for health advice.

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end and selected 10 promising tech startups to pitch at the Seedstars Gaborone pitching event on November 3rd at 4 pm at the University of Botswana Stadium, VIP lounge.

Are you ready for Seedstars Nairobi?

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Good news for all the startups in Kenya as Seedstars World is coming to Nairobi!

10 of the best startups in the city will be invited to pitch during the event, that will be held on 10th November 2017 at the Nailab.  The ten will pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Nairobi 2017.

“The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum. It’s a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups,” said the accelerator in their invite.

The jury will include Kamal Bhattacharya Chief Innovation Officer at Safaricom, Somet Kipchilat who is a technical evangelist at Microsoft 4Afrika, Claudia Makadristo Regional Manager for Africa, Seedstars World and John Kimani, Who is a developer, Ecosystem Program Manager at Google.

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.

You can apply here. 

 

 

Online bus ticketing & tracking startup, myRunner named winner of Seedstars Harare 2017

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myRunner, a platform that allows users to book their bus tickets and track its location was selected the most promising startup in the recent Seedstars Harare event. They emerged winner out of 10 start-ups that were invited to pitch at the event. As a part of the prize, myRunner will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2018.

While on the second spot is online food ordering company, Munch. Munch is a tech based, logistics, online food ordering company that connects hungry food lovers with local restaurants in their city. Equities Nest, a platform that will help you get started on the African stock markets with a few clicks, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.

Additionally, there were two other prizes.

  1. The civic tech prize went to Tipster, which is democratising the news making process by placing the power of the media into the hands of the ordinary people.
  2. The Best Learner prize, awarded to the startup that showed the most progress during the two day bootcamp organized at Impact Hub, went to Commonground, a peer-networking app that connects university students to share projects, ideas, and opportunities.

All 5 startups will be part of a Zimbabwe delegation that will attend the upcoming Africa Regional Summit in Maputo, Mozambique from the 12th to 14th of December. Tickets information and program are available here.

Seedstars World is working very closely with Enel Green Power to determine the most innovative business models in the energy sectors. Other partners include Orange and Microsoft4Afrika, their local ambassador Impact Hub Harare, and local partners UNDP Zimbabwe and Dandemutande.

Meet the 10 startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Harare 2017

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We’re counting down to October 27th, 2017 when 10 of Zimbabwe’s most promising seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Regional and Global Seedstars Summits. This would give the winner a chance to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes.

After pre-selection rounds, Seedstars World has now made their best 10 selections known. The below 10 start-ups would be pitching at the Seedstars Harare event coming up on Friday, 27th October. Get to meet them.

  1. Commonground: is a peer-networking app that connects university students to share projects, ideas, and opportunities.
  2. Badala: helps online businesses to receive payments using a Direct Mobile Billing driven wallet and payment gateway

  3. Equities Nest.org: is a platform will help you get started on the African stock markets with a few clicks

  4. FundoLinker: has created a platform where schools, companies, skilled people and donors meet to overcome skill building challenges

  5. JMP Africa: Company’s focus is on the development of energy access to developing urban and rural communities in Africa and offering onsite generation solutions

  6. Munch: is a tech based, logistics, online food ordering company that connects hungry food lovers with local restaurants in their city.

  7. myRunner: Over a million people travel by bus each month,our vision is to change the way bus travel is experienced and make it easier and safer

  8. Shirishanu Promoplus: is the first SMS and social media platform in Zimbabwe that is fully cloud-based. The system is cheaper and easy to set up.

  9. Tipster: is democratising the news making process by placing the power of the media into the hands of the ordinary people.

  10. Plan My Wedding: is a platform that allows couples to plan and manage their wedding from logistics to invitations and costs all in one place.

Want to register for the event? Do that HERE.

Here are Morocco’s 10 seed stage startups set to compete to pitch for $1m at Seedstars Summit

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On October 20, 2017, 10 of Morocco’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit and win up to USD 1 million in equity investment.

 Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming to Morocco for the third time. With the support of the local host University of Hassan II, Faculty of Juridical, Economic and Social Sciences, Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on October 20, 2017.

The list of Moroccan startups that will compete at the final event:

  • BESTCARRIERE
  • MANAGEO
  • Novway
  • Nour
  • Hooplacar
  • Ivendi.ma
  • Eko-Geste Dari
  • CreaSouk
  • Khdemti.ma
  • Ville Propre

Katarina Szulenyiova, COO of Seedstars World said, “We are impressed by what we have seen in the continent so far and cannot wait to add startups from Morocco on our map.”

In order to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity and aiming to deliver the best possible event, Seedstars World is closely working with OCP and Center of Solidary Small Businesses of Mohammed 5th Foundation for Solidarity.

 

Online food delivery platform Tupuca named winner Seedstars Luanda 2017

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Tupuca, an online food delivery platform serving of 20.000 customers, delivering over 80.000 meals in the first year has been selected the best startup at Seedstars Angola for its adjective solution.

Tupuca will represent Angola at the Seedstars Summits in Mozambique and Switzerland later this year.

“Tupuca has been officially introduced to the world. We believe that we have unlocked new opportunities by winning Seedstar Luanda 2017. We can’t wait to see what Moçambique and the rest of the world has to offer.” says Erickson Mvezi, co-founder of Tupuca.

The first runner up was Na Via, A company that tries to revolutionize the way the bottom line of the society access advertising campaigns and Deya, Angola’s first crowdfunding platform took the third place.

The event was carried out by main sponsor TGI (Thomson Group International), local ambassador organization KiandaHUB, as well as various regional partners such as Enel Green Power and  Microsoft 4Afrika.

 

Eco-friendly cleaning solution for motorcycles Pikiwash wins Seedstars Kigali

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Rwand’s PikiWash, an eco-friendly, time-saving solution for motorcycles was selected the best startup in Rwanda and will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2018.
The weeklong training program with the opportunity to meet the other 75 winners, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. Traditionally, the final day of the Summit will be dedicated to pitching in front of an audience of 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to the USD 1 million equity investment and other prizes.
PikiWash provides a solution to the challenge most operators face in terms of access to modern, effective and efficient motorbike cleaning and basic maintenance services.  There are an estimated 30,000 taxi motorbikes in Rwanda.
 Seedstars Kigali. The event took place last Friday at kLab. Umbrella, a digital platform that will provide access to crucial information about SRH to young women came second and HelloJob a web app that links technical job seekers and job givers grabbed the last spot in the top 3.

The other startups invited to pitch were BAG Innovation Limited, Imagine We, AgriGo Ltd, ONGERA LTD., Academia, Vitcard, Fiatope Digital Solutions, Made In Rwanda Online Ltd.

 

Meet the 9 startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Luanda 2017

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On Friday, October 13th, Angola’s most promising seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Regional and Global Seedstars Summits, and to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes.

The Seedstars Luanda pitching event will be at 4pm at TGI House in Luanda.The event is carried out by main sponsor TGI (Thomson Group International), local ambassador organization KiandaHUB, as well as various regional partners such as Enel Green Power and  Microsoft 4Afrika.

Other local partners include 7 Mobile, Soba, Infrasat, Menos Fios, Integrated Solutions , Bantu Makers, Revista Gestao and Rumo amongst others.

The top startups selected to advance to the pitching event are:

  1. Techno Society- Developing portable electronic device, capable of charging low energy consumption equipment such as PC and Mobile Phones, through water.
  2. GlobalTech OMICROM: An integral system of hospital management using artificial intelligence in order to minimize human errors in hospitals.
  3. AngoGaming:  A virtual competition platform for the game community in Angola dedicated to E-Sports.
  4. Deya: Deya is a crowdfunding platform to connect entrepreneurs and creatives to a community of supporters to help them bring their ideas to life.
  5. IAA – Imagens Aereas de Angola – provides aerial photo acquisition services and photogrammetric data using drones.
  6. Na Via – A company that tries to revolutionize the way the bottom line of the society access advertising campaigns.
  7. Salo  – An online platform that allows its users to find and hire services for certain tasks, such as cleaning, delivery, home services.
  8. Softwares 4Mais – Make company and school manage their business faster, cheaper and more efficiently.
  9. UseKamba – A mobile wallet with money that allows for reliable online payments.

 

 

 

 

The Members of the public are encouraged to register.

 

Meet the 8 most promising startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Kigali 2017

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On October 6th, 8 of Rwanda’s most promising seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Regional and Global Seedstars Summits, and to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes.

The selected 8 promising tech startups to pitch at the Seedstars Kigali pitching event on October 6th at 4pm at KLab. They include;

  1. BAG Innovation Limited : a startup wich offers a high quality network of advanced students to solve your challenges faster, better and in an innovative manner.
  2. Fiatope Digital Solutions : a secure and easy log-in solution. Simply by matching the user to their mobile phone, XConnect allows them to log-in to web apps
  3. Made In Rwanda Online : a solution which connects Rwandan vendors and manufactures with products made in Rwandan products to buyers around the globe via the internet.
  4. ONGERA LTD. : the first SaaS-based, deep analysis algorithms & AI powered service that allows Banks to cope with risks linked to currency fluctuations.
  5. PikiWash Ltd.: an eco-friendly, time-saving solution for motorcycles.
  6. Imagine We Rwanda: a platform for the new generation of African story tellers with authentic voices and diverse stories.
  7. Manywa Link :a web app that links technical job seekers/handyman and job givers to offer and get services.
  8. Vitcard: an online debit card used to buy and sell online, for every Rwandan who holds a mobile money account.

Beyond the local event, Seedstars World is working very closely with Enel Green Power to source the most innovative business models in the energy sectors and ones that are fostering socio-economic development in rural villages in Africa. Up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event taking place later this November in Nairobi and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up to $50,000.

The event was made possible thanks to the support provided by our local ambassador Aphrodice Mutangana from K-Lab, our local partner Jumia Food, our regional partners Orange, Enel Green Power, Merck, VC4A and Microsoft 4Afrika and our local supporter FabLab Rwanda.

The Members of the public are encouraged to come join the fun and will be treated to the 8 startup pitches. Registrations for the event can be made on the Seedstars Website https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/SSW-Kigali-17.

AI-based medical support platform GiftedMom wins the Cameroon round of Seedstars World

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GiftedMom has won the Cameroon round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investment and other prizes.

Gifted Mom democratises health information access in emerging markets through an AI-based remote medical support platform. As a part of the prize, Gifted Mom will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2018, a weeklong training program with the opportunity to meet the other 75 winners, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. Traditionally, the final day of the Summit will be dedicated to pitching in front of audience of 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to the USD 1 million equity investment and other prizes.

Save Our Agriculture, a startup wich conceives and makes urban aquaponics units to help small rural producers cope with logistics problems that make food overtly expensive in retail markets, came second and Viki, which generates leads from Twitter , Facebook, LinkedIn posts activities, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.  Moreover, AlloDoc , a web and mobile application linking health professionals and the population in need of care and promotes preventive medicine., won the public vote.The other startups invited to pitch were  Bridge Africa Ventures,  Cloomify, Drone Africa, Guanxi Investment,  iDjangui, MyExpressTicket,  RatagrabAt the same time, Seedstars World is also working very closely with Enel Green Power to source the most innovative business models in the energy sectors and ones that are fostering socio-economic development in rural villages in Africa. Up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event taking place later this November in Nairobi and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up to $50,000.

Seedstars World’s next stop is Kigali to select the best startup in Rwanda. Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market.

 

Seedstars World returns to Luanda to find the most promising tech entrepreneurs

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Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming for the third time to Angola.

The event is line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets to provide them with an opportunity to win up to USD 1,000,000 while networking with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over USD 61M collectively, providing employment to more than 800 employees worldwide.

The companies selected to pitch at Seedstars Luanda need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500 000 in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars World team is searching for one additional criterion – the startup’s regional and global scalability.

The event will be held at TGI Building on October 13th and up to 10 of the best seed stage startups in Angola will be invited to pitch. Applications are open until October 5th and startups can apply here: https://www.seedstarsworld.com/event/SSW-Luanda-17/.

All the local winners will be invited to the regional summit, which will take place in Maputo Mozambique on December 14th  to meet with startups, mentors and investors from over 20 African countries. Some of the partners working with Seedstars include Enel Green Power, BBVA, Merck, TRECC, TGI, Kianda hub and Standard Bank.

Seedstars World is Coming to Douala

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Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes is coming for the very first time to Cameroon.

With the support of  ActivSpaces and regional partners Enel, Merck, Orange and Microsoft 4Afrika, Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on September 29th at ActivSpaces.

Cameroon is among the more than 75 countries Seedstars World is travelling to this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to USD 1,000,000 while networking with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over USD 61M collectively, providing employment to more than 800 employees worldwide.

The companies selected to pitch at Seedstars Douala need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500 000 in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars World team is searching for one additional criterion – the startup’s regional and global scalability.

Anis Kallel, Associate at Seedstars World said, “Every year, we try to add more countries to our map, and prove that talent is truly everywhere. This year, we are coming to Cameroon for the first time, and we are excited to work closely with entrepreneurs and identify the role that Seedstars can play to support the local ecosystem in the future.”

Up to 10 of the best seed stage startups in Cameroon will be invited to pitch. Applications are open for a few more days, and startups can apply here by September 22th.

Meet the 9 most promising startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Dakar 2017

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On September 22th, 9 of Senegal’s most promising seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Regional and Global Seedstars Summits, and to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes.

The 9 promising tech startups will pitch at the Seedstars Dakar pitching event on September 22th at 4pm at Pullman Teranga (10, Rue Colbert, Place de L’ independance, Dakar 18524, Senegal).

The top startups selected to advance to the pitching event are:

1)      ADN an IT consulting company specialized in Data Analytics and focused on providing business analytics solutions for African organization

2)      BAYSEDDO 2.0: a platform that allows farmers to finance their crop

3)      Carvi Writer: the first publishing company of books and audiovisual production in Africa, it makes money and movies with your writings.

4)      Dassur: an insurance distributor which uses Messenger

5)      MaTontine provides access to small loans and related financial services like micro-insurance by digitizing traditional savings circles.

6)      PayDunya: is a one stop shop to create, manage & grow sales on social networks and get paid from all relevant payment methods in Africa with CRM toolbox

7)      SenCivilities: allows the management of civil status, request of remote birth certificate, and geolocation of the undeclared children

8)      Walam: a mobile platform based on sharing economy that let people put their skills to the service of other people without having money.

9)      SKILLAKE: a job marketplace, to help American and European companies find qualified IT professionals in Africa with a perfect match

Seedstars World is closely working with Groupe Cofina, main supporter for Seedstars World Senegal Groupe Cofina.

Beyond the local event, Seedstars World is working very closely with Enel Green Power to source the most innovative business models in the energy sectors and ones that are fostering socio-economic development in rural villages in Africa. Up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event taking place later this November in Nairobi and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up to $50,000.

Registrations for the event can be made here.

Seedstars Summit, the third of the annual Africa Summit to be held in Mozambique

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 Seedstars World (SSW), the  global community and platform for entrepreneurs in technology in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is hosting Seedstars Summit, the thirds of the annual Africa Summit that connects the most relevant players in innovation and technology with the world and between each other.

The Africa Regional Summit will last for 3 days and bring together over 800 attendees commencing with a bootcamp for the participating startups, an ecosystem tour, investor day and culminate with a Conference and Pitch event on December 14th that will feature the startup pitches, keynotes, and panel discussions that will engage a range of topics and ideas pertinent to entrepreneurs in the region.

“We are very excited to be able to bring the entire network together in Mozambique later this year and together look into some of the opportunities of the continent and explore how technologies can rapidly improve the current status quo in emerging markets worldwide.” says Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager for Africa.

The 3rd edition of Seedstars Regional Summit in Africa, follows Morocco and Rwanda and is a unique opportunity, not only for international visitors to get first hand contact with the local tech and entrepreneurship scene but it’ll also be a great opportunity for the local brands, sponsors and entrepreneurs to expose their products and services to a larger audience.

The summit day kicks off with a number of workshops and roundtables addressing EduTech, EnergyTech, AgTech, Fintech, Healthtech and more.

Over 20 of the most prominent entrepreneurs from the continent will be invited on stage to showcase their success stories and how they are using technology to solve local and regional issues.

Prior to the conference, Seedstars World will host a 2 day invite-only Bootcamp, where local and international pre-selected startups will work with world-class local and international mentors on improving their business models, growth strategy and mastering the investor pitch. In addition to that, this year’s program will also give entrepreneurs the opportunity to be selected for the Seedstars Growth program, a seed investment that comes together with a 15 weeks acceleration program for early stage startups.

Mali startups asked to submit applications for Seedstars Bamako set for September 14th

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Mali’s seed stage startups have been asked to submit applications for Seedstars Bamako set for September 14th at the Impact Hub Bamako to compete to represent the country at the Summit and win up to USD 1,000,000 in equity investment and other prizes.

The companies selected to pitch at Seedstars Bamako need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500 000 in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction.

“Seedstars World is a platform connecting investors to the next generation of startup entrepreneurs, giving them an opportunity to scale their solutions regionally and globally.” says Anis Kallel, Associate at Seedstars World. “This will be our second time to organize our event in Bamako, and we look forward to meeting talented entrepreneurs and adding more startups from Mali to our map.”

The startup also ought to be regionally and globally scalable. Last year’s local winner, Aikio Corp, had the opportunity to connect with a global emerging network. Some of Seedstars World partners include Enel, BBVA, Merck, TRECC and Standard Bank.

Seedstars World is travelling to more than 75 countries this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to USD 1,000,000 while networking with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over USD 61M collectively, providing employment to more than 800 employees worldwide.

Up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event taking place later this November in Nairobi and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up USD 50,000.

Applications are open now, and startups can apply here: https://seedsta.rs/bamako2017 by September 7th.

Nigeria’s e-health startup Medsaf wins Seedstars Lagos

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e-health startup Medsaf named most promising startup in Nigeria at Seedstars Lagos and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investment and other prizes. Medsaf, an  e-health stratup that is making the process of buying and selling medication in Nigeria’s complex health system easy and efficient.Medsaf will benefit from a number of additional prizes: 1 year of software support from Upperlink, an opportunity to join the Nigerian Delegation in showcasing their services and products to a global audience at the ITU Telecom World 2017 in Busan, South Korea powered by MessageWise, and a $3000 shipping prize from Aramex.

Medsaf beat eWorker, an outsourcing platform that connects companies with talented and vetted developers in Africa which came second  while Edves, a startup which automates the brick and mortal School operations from Student enrollment, Fee Collection, Lesson Note up to Transcript Generation, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.

In addition, DropQue which uses a combination of one way unassisted video interviews and a powerful AI assessment assistant to get companies the best candidate won the public vote and will receive one free membership to Seedspace Lagos. The other startups invited to pitch were GetJama, irecycle , Parcel-it, Safi.ng , Wallet.ng and Wesabi.

As a part of the prize, Medsaf will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2018, a weeklong training program with the opportunity to meet the other 75 winners, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. Traditionally, the final day of the Summit will be dedicated to pitching in front of audience of 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to the USD 1 million equity investment and other prizes.

Up to 10 seed stage startups to compete at Seedstars Côte d’Ivoire

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Up to 10 of the best seed stage startups in Côte d’Ivoire will be invited to pitch for the opportunity to compete at the Seedstars Summit, that annually takes place in Switzerland.

At the same time, Seedstars World is also working very closely with Enel Green Power to source the most innovative business models in the energy sectors and ones that are fostering socio-economic development in rural villages in Africa.

Up to 5 best startups in this sector will be invited for an exclusive RES4Africa networking event taking place later this November in Nairobi and compete for an Africa Energy Prize which consists of a financial contribution and a three-month acceleration programme for a total value of up USD 50 000.

The companies selected to pitch at Seedstars Abidjan need to be less than 2 years old, have raised less than USD 500 000 in funding and have built a minimum viable product, ideally with existing traction. The Seedstars World team is searching for one additional criterion – the startup’s regional and global scalability.

Applications are open now, and startups can apply here: https://seedsta.rs/abidjan2017 by August 30th.

Seedstars World is a platform connecting investors to the next generation of startup entrepreneurs, pulling the spotlight from Silicon Valley and Western Europe. As this will be our third time to organize our event in Abidjan, our excitement level and expectations are high. We have heard so much about the bustling startup ecosystem in Côte d’Ivoire and we are now here to witness the reality” explains Anis Kallel, Associate at Seedstars World, “We are impressed by what we have seen in the continent so far and cannot wait to add startups from Côte d’Ivoire on our map.”

Here Are The 10 Nigerian Startups Pitching at Seedstars World Lagos

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Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast growing startup scenes, has selected 10 startups that will pitch at its Lagos event Friday, August 25, 2017.

The winner would advance to the next leg of the competition and compete on the global stage in Switzerland, for a chance to win up to 1,000,000 USD in the form of prizes and investments, and interact with globally based mentors and investors.

Below are the 10 startups:

DropQue – Dropque uses a combination of one way unassisted video interviews and a powerful AI assessment assistant to get companies the best candidateEdves – Edves automates the brick and mortal School operations from Student enrollment, Fee Collection, Lesson Note up to Transcript Generation.eWorker – eWorker connects companies with talented and vetted developers in Africa.GetJama – GETJAMA seeks to empower Africans through mobile services and products that promote real-time data collection and economic development.

irecycle – irecycle  is an online social market place for Nigerians to cash on their recyclable trash, so we have a waste smart city.

Medsaf – Medsaf is the trusted medication platform for Africa. Medsaf connects pharmacies and hospitals with safe and cost effective medications.

Parcel-it – Seamless, secure, affordable and super-fast way of delivering parcels. The SMART way to deliver

Safi.ng – Premium On-Demand Dry Cleaners

Wallet.ng – Wallet.ng provides access to quality financial services in Africa using a phone number

Wesabi – An online service network connecting users to highly skilled workers