After visiting more than 20 cities in 16 different countries between May to November 2016, the Seedstars World team would end their regional summit/tour with a final event in Kigali, Rwanda.
The event, themed “The Future built in Africa”, will hold on the 7th to 9th December 2016. The programme will also present ample opportunity to discover the best tech startups in emerging markets like Africa.
The event will be a gathering of best people from the corporate, government, startup, and investment world to share knowledge, connect regional/global stakeholders and inspire attendees to believe in the potential of innovation on the African continent.
Speakers for the event will include Rwanda’s Minister of ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, as well as experts from Microsoft, Zipline, Intel, Africa 2.0, Orange, Google, SafeMotos, GSMA, Rwanda Development Board, 42 Kura.
Winners of the Seedstars World local winners will take part in an intensive boot camp and an investor day. The Summit will end up with a regional conference to engage the attendees on how entrepreneurship and technology can impact people’s lives in emerging markets.
Here is the list of regional winners of Seedstars World from Africa.
South Africa| IDWork: IDWork uses technology to organise and mobilise informal service providers to give a superior and cheaper experience to employers.
Mozambique | BlackBOX TV: BlackBOX TV allows users stream any content they want while worrying less about the internet.
Angola | Wi-Connect Lda: A startup turning free internet into a profitable business.
Nigeria|Kangpe: Allow Africans discuss health issues quickly and confidentially with verified doctors 24/7 via SMS, mobile app or the web within minutes.
Ghana |Chalkboard Education: Offers plug-and-play mobile learning solutions to universities and nonprofit that work on any device and without internet connection
Cote D’ivoire | Etudesk: Etudesk is a web platform which enables academic institutions to easily set up their e-learning platform and to offer high-quality courses.
Mali |Aikio Corp.: A web and USSD platform for medical institutions to transmit medical files to patients safely and confidentially.
Ethiopia |Hulubet: An online event marketplace and event management system. Find events based on your interest, sell and manage your ticket.
Tanzania | Jamii: A mobile micro-health insurance product for the low income and informal sector population at a dollar per month.
Uganda | Akiba: Is attempting to revolutionise finance by making it collective, granting people the tools for practical and transparent management of their finances.
Kenya | iNuka Pap limited: A mobile platform that allows subscribers to access free medical insurance just by saving and borrowing loans.
Senegal | Wutiko: Is a professional network for Africa.
Zimbabwe | Dr CADx: Dr CADx is a computer aided diagnostic system to help doctors diagnose medical images more accurately and save lives.
Botswana | Bua.Space: A service rating platform for service businesses, allowing them to receive and respond to individual customer feedback.
Algeria | Dalli: Dalil is an Object recognition and navigation system for visually impaired people.
Egypt | Tutorama: Tutorama is a highly curated marketplace connecting parents with top quality tutors.
Tunisia | Evey Technologies: Evey is a web and mobile platform that helps community managers realise real-time votes/surveys with automated data analysis.
Rwanda | startup to be announced on the 6th of December.
With this event, Seedstars will be looking to successfully host its second edition in Africa.
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