Meet the Startups Pitching at Seedstars Africa Regional Summit

 Seedstars World has announced the names of startups selected to pitch at its third African Regional Summit holding in Maputo, Mozambique from December 12 – 16, 2017.

The summit will offer an opportunity for these startups to network with players, mentors, investors and corporates in the entrepreneurial ecosystem across Africa. According to Seedstars, the activities lined up for the event include a bootcamp for the participating startups, an ecosystem tour, an investor day and a conference featuring the startup pitches, keynotes , and panel discussions.

The selected startups are the local winners from the various pitch competitions held by Seedstars in 20 African countries throughout 2017. Seedstars has been touring some countries in emerging markets and fast- growing startup scenes to recruit participants for its annual global competition, which will hold in April next year in Switzerland.

Claudia Makadristo who is Seedstars’ Regional Manager for Africa said: “During 2017 we got to witness growing ecosystems, better startups and more involvement from public and private partners.

“We are very excited to be able to bring the entire network together in Mozambique in December 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.”

Find below the list of the startups pitching at the Maputo summit:

 Startup CountryDescription
AgroCenta

 

Ghana

 

An online sales platform that connects smallholder farmers directly to an online market, which gives wider geographic size to sell their commodities.

 

M-ShuleKenyaM-Shule improves learning for every primary student in Africa using artificial intelligence and SMS to deliver personalized, accessible education.
Esene

 

Mali

 

 

Esene is an on-board system that collects soil moisture to provide water and fertilizer for crops.

 

Tabech Servicos

 

Mozambique

 

 

TABECH Serviços will present a service named MovelCare, which uses mobile phones without access to internet to access funeral insurance and services.

 

Medsaf

 

Nigeria

 

 

Medsaf is an online platform for Africa’s pharmacies and hospitals. It gives Africans access to safe and cost-effective medications.

 

PikiWash

 

Rwanda

 

An eco-friendly, time-saving solution for cleaning motorcycles

 

MaTontine

 

Senegal

 

 

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

 

EMGuidance

 

South Africa

 

 

EMGuidance solves a critical problem for medical professionals by aggregating medical content from regional experts in one app.

 

Nefrids Africa

 

Tanzania

 

 

Nefrids Africa’s solution, SimuBima, is the first of its kind Mobile Phone Insurance Solution designed to reach many users across Tanzania using digital channels.

 

Numida

 

Uganda

 

 

Numida is a free business financial management mobile app to issue affordable, convenient and unsecured credit to Ugandan MSMEs

 

MyRunner 

 

Zimbabwe

 

 

Over a million people travel by bus each month. MyRunner’s vision is to change the way bus travel is experienced and make it easier and safer.

 

Gifted Mom

 

Cameroon

 

 

Gifted Mom is democratising health information access in emerging markets through an AI-based remote medical support platform.

 

TupucaAngola 

 

An online food delivery platform that allows users to order food from restaurants using their smartphones.

 

YapiliBotswana 

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

CinetpayCote d’Ivoire 

 

CinetPay is a mobile money payment gateway that enables e-merchants and merchants to accept mobile money and card payments, online or offline.

LangBotEthiopia 

A gamified and AI powered language teaching chatbot.

 

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