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From education to health and fashion, 10 exciting Senegalese startups have been chosen to pitch at the Seedstars Dakar event taking place 17 November.
The winning startup team will have the opportunity to pitch for a chance to travel to Switzerland, where they will compete for up to US$500 000 in equity investments at the Seedstars World final event next year.
On a mission to unlock and recognise the emerging market’s top innovators, Seedstars World‘s previous participants have collectively raised over US$20-million, providing employment to over 360 employees all around the world.
Competition is expected to be stiffer this year round as Seedstars World has expanded its scope to include participants from 52, up from 36 in 2014.
Seedstars World kicked-off its seven-month Africa tour in May this year with a mission to visit 12 different countries around the continent. These include Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Botswana.
After the call for applications, Seedstars World has announced the finalists who will compete at the event next week. The invited startups for the first Seedstars Dakar event are as follows:
VoLo: making healthcare easily accessible and affordable in Africa using their VTIP Health product!
Kalanda-App: a mobile and Free Health service to address problems of sexuality and reproductive health of women living across the sub-Saharan region.
Karangue: an application which improves maternal and infant health care using ICT.
Walapi: an event announcing and sharing platform.
Samaskull: a platform of e-learning which supplies educational contents, created by Africans, for the Africans, on the basis of the realities and African courses of study.
Wutiko: an online recruitment platform for Africa.
Teachers du Net: providing coding education from beginner to advance level to everyone who need it.
Tekci: allows its users to buy top-notch consumer electronics at incredibly low prices, through days-long bidding war with no starting price.
JokkoSanté: incentives users to exchange unused drugs and receive points that can be used towards the purchase of new drugs.
Dakar Mode: a fashion social network that brings together designer and potential purchase to enable them to better sold their products.
The chosen startup finalists will be hosted at JokkoLabs in Dakar 17 November.