Ten African startups have emerged winner of the Seedstars Africa Regional Competition. The startups were announced during the Seedstars regional summit held in Johannesburg.
In the past few months, we notified you of the startups that emerged local winners in Seedstars local competition in Africa.
The winners from each of this local competition participated in the 2019 Seedstar Summit Africa. This year, about 40 local startups that emerged from local competition, pitched at the Seedstars Summit Africa.
The 10 startups announced as winners at the Seedstars Summit Africa includes;
- Exuus– A Rwandan piggy bank startup that helps people to save and invest money.
- mVocia– This is a Ghana-based lending platform that helps small and medium business secures loans through their invoice data.
- Pezesha- This is a secure Peer to Peer marketplace platform that allows Kenyans to securely loan funds to Kenyans via M-pesa.
- Teheca (Uganda): This is a medical startup that connects new parents to nurses for in-home postnatal care services and support.
- OKO Finance (Mali): This startup provides smallholder farmers in emerging countries with index insurance and other farming-related services.
- Afrikamart (Senegal): An agritech company that helps farmers address issues around market access, logistics, and sustainable agricultural practices.
- Nadji Bi (The Gambia): A clean energy solution that uses solar to provide electricity to a potential 1 million customers.
- Vectra (South Africa): A digital commerce company that builds retail solutions and e-commerce services for customers.
- Roque Online (Angola): An e-commerce solution that helps merchants in the informal sector to get online, sell and deliver their products to customers.
- Crop2Cash; a Nigerian startup that builds financial services for farmers and helping them send and receive money seamlessly.
The 10 startups will get the chance to pitch at the Seedstars World Summit in Switzerland to come April 2020 to win the grand prize of $500,000.
Two more startups OKO Finance and Zafree were awarded individual prizes for the impact of their solutions.
OKO Finance won the AfDB Job creation track and Zafree won the DOEN Foundation $10000 Prize.
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