Cash2crop a Nigerian startup and nine other startups from Africa has secured their places at the global final of the Seedstars World competition in Switzerland next year.
Seedstars World is selecting national winners from across the world, and hosted African events in countries that includes; Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Angola, The Gambia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cape Verde, Tunisia, Malawi, Cameroon, Mauritius, Uganda, Libya, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Zambia, Mali, Botswana, Nigeria, Namibia, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The selected startups are expected to convene this week for the Seedstars regional summit in Johannesburg.
The startups will pitch for a chance to join selected startups from other regions at the Seedstars Summit in April next year. There, they will also stand the chance to secure US$500,000 in funding, as well as some other prizes.
The selected startups at the regional final include;
- Nigeria’s Crop2Cash, which provides a number of digital services to smallholder farmers.
- Kenya’s Pezesha, a value chain financial marketplace that financially educates borrowers and taking them through a credit scoring process before they qualify for a loan.
- Uganda’s Teheca, which is focused on reducing the mortality rates of mothers and infants in developing countries through increasing the uptake of postnatal care services.
- Rwandan fintech startup Exuus, which is taking traditional savings groups online in a bid to smooth processes.
- Mali’s Oko Finance, which has developed a turnkey crop insurance platform for emerging markets.
- Ghana’s Nvoicia, which helps small businesses with unpaid invoices gain access to working capital loans.
- Senegal’s Afrikamart, which helps farmers tackle challenges around access to market and logistics.
- The Gambia’s Nadji.Bi, an innovative, sustainable solar solution.
- South African digital commerce platform Vectra.
- Angola’s Roque Online, which helps informal market vendors and service providers manage themselves as micro-enterprises.
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