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The global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets, Seedstars World, has chosen 10 exciting Ugandan startups to pitch in Kampala later this month.
The winning startup will stand a chance to travel to Switzerland, where it will compete for up to US$500 000 in equity investment at the Seedstars World event final next year.
Kevin Wingfield, the head of personal and business banking at Stanbic Bank Uganda, said it’s important to support small business in the country:
As Stanbic Bank we are committed to supporting and growing small and medium-sized businesses that have great ideas. We are proud to be associated with Seedstars World as it promotes innovation and entrepreneurial thinking that will create employment and power the country going forward
As listed by Seedstars World, the chosen Ugandan startups are as follows:
Exact and Clear: An innovative software product which can produce voice output after scanning printed text on objects like papers.
Yoza: A location-based laundry service app that connects people who offer laundry services with people looking to do their dirty laundry.
Commonsense app: An app that challenges the user by asking common sense questions and awarding points for correct answers. The points can be used to win tangible rewards.
Roundbob: Intends to increase travel by Africans through increasing content availability and supporting this by negating the cost challenge.
Krobits: Trendingshow is a mobile platform for individuals to directly connect to their TV shows by providing program lineups of local TV stations.
Health Portal Uganda: HPU offers specialists and practices the ability to fill their open appointment slots, increasing utilization and revenue
Tikiti App: An app that brings the convenience of finding, booking and paying for tickets and services on everyone’s smartphone.
Wizarts Media: PMLive.Today is an online portal that provides radio stations across Uganda especially those in rural parts with a daily news digest.
Yaakaa Digital Network: A new media platform (social network) for students and trainers in University, tertiary institutions, high schools and more.
SafeBoda: Provides a safe, secure and convenient motorcycle taxi experience in Africa.
The winning startup will be chosen 11 September at Outbox Hub in Kampala.