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.

B2C Services & Products

PikiWash Rwanda

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


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.

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 trusted suite of business management and financial products that enable African small businesses to thrive. We help entrepreneurs turn their subsistence businesses into growth businesses by getting them to ditch pen and paper and digitize their operations. Through our mobile app small business owners can manage their inventory, cash flows, and employees while at the same time gain insight into their business operations: what they are buying, from whom, for how much; what they are selling, to whom, and for how much. Numida uses these unique datasets to offer entrepreneurs innovative mobile financial products such as customized, convenient, and unsecured working capital loans that are disbursed within 24 hours via mobile money. 


CINETPAY Côte d'Ivoire

CinetPay is an African ‘fintech’ created in 2016. We support businesses in their growth by equipping them with electronic money payment and transfer solutions. Through our activity, we open new opportunities to entrepreneurs in French-speaking Africa, enables millions of persons excluded from banking services to pay online, and hence contribute to the emergence of both strong and inclusive digital economy.

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.


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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