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Seedstars selects the top 10 most promising entrepreneurs to compete in dakar

Here are the most promising applicants  from Dakar’s startup scene selected to compete at Seedstars Dakar seventh edition for a chance to represent the country at the Seedstars Africa Summit and the global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland.

Geneva, Switzerland, 20th August 2019 - Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end. With the support of the local host Sonatel , Seedstars World will be holding a dynamic pitch event on August 22nd, 2019, to choose the country’s most promising startups. 

Besides representing Senegal at the Seedstars Africa  Summit, the winner will win an all-inclusive trip to the Seedstars Africa Summit and the chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where the winner will take home a 500K USD investment prize In addition, the winner will receive 3 months access to the investment readiness program.

Senegal  was previously represented by  SUDPAY, which allows municipalities to mobilize more revenue by digitizing the collection of local taxes and financially including merchants, was selected the best startup in Senegal for its innovative sustainable solution.

The top startups to advance to the finals are: 

Startup Name

One Liner (PR)

Afrikamart

Afrikamart is an agri food tech startup that aims to become the largest quality fresh food supplier in West Africa without owning any farm. Through their solution they tackle the challenges of access to market, logistics and efficient agriculture in the fresh food sector

Amalog Afrique

Amalog Africa aggregates a number of e-commerce websites in one single platform, allowing customers the purchase products at lower cost

Car Rapide Prestige

Car Rapide is a fleet and delivery platform that offers tracking software and localization of the vehicle fleet

in real time.

Beinday

The Beinday platform allows anyone to be online via its free wifi access points

Keys Job

Keys job is an applicant tracking system. Apart from recruitment services, Key job also offers online education courses for job seekers

Nima Codes

NIMA Codes is a simple phone number addressing system for the places without formal street addresses.

SenVitale

SenVitale has developed a digital health passport which tracks and stores important medical information

Niaata

Niaata is a mobile application which help local producers and craftsmen expose their product to the rest of the world



The startups will pitch in front of a jury that consists of Ndeye Thiaw, Managing Partner, Brightmore Capital; Diabel Ndaw, National Coordinator, ITC, Netherlands Trust Fund 1V; Elhadji Malick Soumare,

Investment Manager  at Grofin and Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars. 

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ABOUT SEEDSTARS
"They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds." - Mexican proverb

Seedstars is a Swiss-based group with the mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Seedstars connects stakeholders, builds companies from scratch with public and private partners and invests in high-growth startups within these ecosystems. Seedstars aims at fostering impact investing and impact entrepreneurship over the world. Through different activities, that range from startup scouting, events organization to company building and acceleration programs, Seedstars has built the world's biggest community of changemakers in emerging markets. Seedstars group includes the largest startup competition in emerging markets (Seedstars World Competition), the Entrepreneurship Forum for Emerging Markets (Seedstars Summit), physical entrepreneurs hubs (Seedspace), acceleration programs (Seedstars Growth), teaching & training programs (Seedstars Academy) and an investment entity with a startup lab and a fund (Seedstars Investments).  Some of Seedstars main partners are Enel (Energy), School of Management Fribourg (HEG Fribourg) & TRECC - Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities (Education), BBVA (Finance), Tag Heuer (Fempreneurship, Time Saving and Innovation), Merck (Health) and Continental (Mobility).

ABOUT SEEDSTARS WORLD COMPETITION

Seedstars World is the world's largest startup competition in emerging markets. It has been five years now that Seedstars Team takes off every year for a 9-month world tour and scouts for the best early-stage startups in 65+ countries, organizing 100+ events. One winner is selected to represent each country visited, and is invited to attend one of the 5 Regional Summits, reuniting all local winners of each region to network with regional investors, mentors and corporates. Local winners are also awarded the chance to represent their countries at the Seedstars Summit, the competition final happening in Switzerland, where startups compete for up to $1Mn in investment. The Seedstars Summit is the flagship event of Seedstars, filled with breakout sessions, panel discussions, specialized workshops and the best minds from emerging markets.

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