After hosting competitions in 16 countries in Africa in only five months, Seedstars World has identified the most promising startups in each country, highlighting local startup ecosystems. These African startups will be representing their countries in the finals in April, at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. Cowtribe is the first last-mile animal vaccine delivery platform in Africa. Founded in 2016, it safely delivers the vaccines to farmers in the remote areas. They were selected “Best Startup in Ghana” and are representing the country at the event. Only the Tanzanian finalist is yet to be found.
The largest startup competition for emerging markets is now hosting its entrepreneurship forum for emerging markets from December 11th to 13th in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at Seedspace Dar es Salaam and Kisenga LAFP International Conference Center. Tickets can be purchased at the event website.
“Unless you share knowledge, learning does not happen. I hope to learn more from the startups because a lot of times you think you know, but then you meet people who have so much more knowledge to share”, Emanuel Feruzi, mentor for the Startup Bootcamp, said.
“For the past five months we have made Africa our home and went on an interesting journey deep into 16 startup scenes in the Region, not only scouting for the best tech entrepreneurs but working directly with them and other passionate ecosystem builders. We aimed at making a difference everywhere we went. We are very excited to bring the entire network together in Dar es Salaam, to dive into the different ways technology and entrepreneurship can rapidly impact and improve people’s lives by tackling local social challenges directly”, says Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars.
The Seedstars Africa Summit is designed to facilitate meaningful discussions about topics that range from the policies designed to support entrepreneurship in the country and the region to the success factors and improvement opportunities of the African tech scene. The organization decided to open the debate to other countries and regions, aiming to foster wider knowledge exchange, by partnering up with Canton de Vaud, Luminate and Fondation Botnar to include startup delegations from Switzerland, Zimbabwe, and Tanga, respectively. The event is sponsored by I4ID, Seedspace Dar es Salaam, the Swiss Embassy in Tanzania and Zambia, Merck, and Google, among others.
“The summit will provide an opportunity to reflect and inspire with like-minded innovators and change makers, about scalable solutions for transforming services and making them more inclusive and human-centered”, Sachin Gupta, Team leader at I4ID declared.
Tickets can still be purchased at the event website.
Also published on Medium.