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These African startups will compete for 1M USD investment at Seedstars Global Summit

Now in its fifth year, the Seedstars Summit will bring together key stakeholders focused on driving technological change in emerging markets, and provide global networking opportunities in Lausanne, Switzerland, the 12th of April 2018.

In its very best global summit to date, Seedstars will gather 65+ handpicked startups from different regions and verticals, and some top-notch speakers (including Rebecca Enonchong – check others here). Startups will compete for different prizes and the title of Seedstars Global Winner, qualifying to win up to $1M in equity investment.

The African startups that will pitch during Seedstars Summit in Lausanne are as follows:

Agriculture Tech

AgroCenta Ghana

AgroCenta is an innovative online platform that empowers small holder farmers and farmer based organizations in rural farming communities access a wider online market outside their immediate locality to trade fairly and equitably. They can access technological tools and information that will inform them on best farming practices such weather information, market information and finally access to agro inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides and weedicides directly from stakeholders.


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

Solar Freeze Kenya

Solar Freeze provides an “Uber-ing” solution which does not require an internet connection for perishable produce by smallholder farmers in Kenya through a platform running on simple USSD, farmers are able to order logistics services for their produce. Our platform also connects smallholder farmers with portable solar powered cold storage that helps prevent post-harvest loss. In much of the developing world, post-harvest losses are as high as 80% due to lack of cold‐storage logistics chain

B2C Services & Products

PikiWash Rwanda

To leverage technology and provide high quality, eco-friendly and quick cleaning services for motorcycles.

myRunner Zimbabwe

myRunner is a tech driven business our market is a two sided market. We work with bus companies to reduce operational costs and improve the management efficiencies of their buses using our all in one solution. Our solution allows bus ticketing from a phone, bus tracking and fleet management making it the first all in one system in SADC. For passengers we help them save money, book bus easier and safer and track their bus in real time. Our vision is to make travelling by bus easier and safer.


LangBot Ethiopia

A Facebook messenger chatbot that uses proven techniques like gamification, spaced repetition & AI support to teach vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and more. Being able to use the content just learnt in an authentic role-playing chat with the Bot is another unique feature. Users can also ask for translations within the bot or in chats with others. It has less friction to get started as there’s no need to install an extra app or go through a sign up process.

M-Shule Kenya

M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning management platform designed for the 144 million primary school students across Sub-Saharan Africa. M-Shule’s tech-enabled services create and deliver personalized learning experiences for each child and empower schools with insights all through SMS and web. M-Shule is piloting in 2017 across 50+ primary schools in Nairobi, Kenya that teach more than 12,000 students. From there M-Shule will scale to impact millions of children across Africa.

Edves Nigeria

Edves automates the brick and mortal school operations from Student enrollment, Fee Collection, Lesson Note up to Transcript Generation.

B2B services & products

Numida Technologies Inc. Uganda

Numida is building the missing digital products that African small businesses need to thrive. Our first product is a free financial management app that helps Ugandan entrepreneurs keep good records, make better decisions, and access unsecured credit. Small businesses use the Numida mobile app to keep track of their financial records, and make good business decisions, and we use the cash flow and behavioral data collected in the app to then issue appropriately designed, hassle-free, unsecured loans. Since launching in May we have supported over 280 small businesses in Kampala. 


CINETPAY Côte d'Ivoire

Mobile money payment gateway to help merchant to accept mobile money payments online and offline.

MaTontine Senegal

MaTontine seeks to solve a current and challenging problem that exists in Africa and the developing world: how to offer financial services like small loans at scale to the financially excluded. We do this by digitizing an existing, traditional, peer-to-peer savings system with millions of users called Tontines in Francophone Africa in order to provide services like loans & micro-medical insurance.

TABECH Serviços Mozambique

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


Medsaf Nigeria

Medsaf is a technology enabled medication supply chain management solution for hospitals and pharmacies. We offer inventory management, financing, and tracking and tracing technology to help hospitals find cost effective and safe medication from the best sources. 

GiftedMom Cameroon

GiftedMom was registered in 2015 as a mobile-based maternal health education solution to reduce maternal mortality rates in emerging markets by 9.7% annually. Faced with infrastructural challenges in distributing and monetizing the digital service, we decided to build our own distribution technology to disrupt the $70 billion digital opportunity in emerging markets.

YAPILI Botswana

YAPILI provides new opportunities for many Africans to connect to local and western health professionals in an efficient and confidential way. In the societies, where professional health advice is hard & expensive to get, YAPILI offers affordable, anonymous and secure channel to seek medical care in case of pregnancy & family planning, diabetes & hypertension, HIV & sexual health, mental health and generic health questions.


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, has developed SimuBima, a Mobile Phone Insurance Solution designed to reach as many users across Tanzania using digital channels.


Youdee DR Congo

Youdee is an easy and trustful way of finding your ideal real estate property, aiming to bring together owners, renters, buyers, and sellers. It is the first website that centralizes the certified real estate of Kinshasa.

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