At least Zimbabwean 12 start-ups will lock horns at the global early-stage Seedstars World startups competition tomorrow where the winner earns a chance to pitch for US$1 million in funding at the global final next year.
The event will be held Impact Hub Harare where the dozen has been selected to pitch for a place in the final, where the country winner will go head to head with startups from other developing countries in a bid to win the main prize.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
“Impact Hub Harare is excited about hosting Seedstars World in Zimbabwe for the first time. This is really a great opportunity to have our local hustle on a global stage and for the hustlers themselves to learn from other innovators worldwide,” said Tadzoka Pswarayi, co-founder at Impact Hub Harare.
They include web-based STEM learning platform Zivai, crowd-sourced lost and found network Potea, computer-aided diagnostic system Dr CADx, B2B e-commerce startup Round Technologies, savings startup MoneySmart, and youth financial services company PENYA Finance.
“Seedstars World is an amazing opportunity for the best entrepreneurs of emerging countries to be identified. The selected startups will benefit from access to a great network and community, media exposure and overall the opportunity to connect with leading investors,” said Selam Kebede, associate for Seedstars World.
Seedstars World has already picked winners in Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria,Ghana,Ivory Coast, Mali, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal and Kenya,will hold its Zimbabwean event with the help of local ambassador Impact Hub Harare.