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Featured image: Sudpay team member along with some of the jury members and Seedstars representatives (Sudpay Sudpay via Facebook)

Payments startup Sudpay wins 2018 edition of Seedstars Dakar

Senegalese payments startup Sudpay has been crowned as the winner of the 2018 edition of the Seedstars Dakar pitch competition.

The Dakar-based startup placed first for its solution Townpay, which enables municipalities to collect more revenue by digitising the collection of local taxes.

Tourism enterprise Dakar Lives and on-demand delivery startup Paps came in second and third, respectively at the event which was held last week Friday (7 September).

The startup will next year represent Senegal at the global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland where it stands to win up to $1-million in equity investments.

Sudpay was founded in 2014 and claims to have operations in eight Francophone countries

Sudpay was founded in 2014 and claims to have operations in eight Francophone countries: Gabon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Congo and Cameroon.

The startup’s team includes co-founders Samba Sow, project manager Moustapha Fall, marketing director Meissa Diop and customer service manager Bamba Khouma. Some of Sudpay’s products include digital ticketing solutions for events, merchant payment solutions and automated payment systems for the transport industry.

Seedstars World’s next African pitch events, Seedstars Nairobi and Seedstars Kinshasa, are both set to take place on 21 September.

Read more: These are the nine Senegalese startups set to pitch at Seedstars Dakar

Featured image: Sudpay team member along with some of the jury members and Seedstars representatives (Sudpay via Facebook)