Zim startup myRunner wins ticket to pitch for up to $1m at Seedstars Summit

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The team of Zimbawean startup myRunner has won themselves a ticket to represent their country at next year’s Seedstars Summit in Switzerland and compete for up to $1-million in equity investment and other prizes.

The announcement was made today in a press release by Seedstars World, following a pitching event held last Friday (27 October) at Impact Hub Harare, where 10 selected startups were invited to present their ideas in front of the local jury panel.

Read more: Students app, wedding platform among 10 startups selected for Harare Seedstars

MyRunner’s platform allows users to book their bus tickets and track their location.

The Seedstars Summit, which is set to take place in Switzerland in April 2018, includes a weeklong training programme, where startups selected get the chance to meet investors and mentors from around the world.

Munch, an online food ordering company that connects hungry food lovers with local restaurants in their city came second. Equities Nest, a platform will help users to get started on the African stock markets took third place.

Two additional prizes were also announced during the event. The civic tech prize went to Tipster, which is democratising the news making process by placing the power of the media into the hands of the ordinary people.

The Best Learner prize, awarded to the startup that showed the most progress during the two day bootcamp organised at Impact Hub, went to Commonground, a peer-networking app that connects university students to share projects, ideas, and opportunities.

The five startups will be part of a Zimbabwe delegation that will attend the upcoming Africa Regional Summit in Maputo, Mozambique from the 12th to 14th of December.

Seedstars World’s next stop is Botswana to select the best startup.

Featured image: The MyRunner team (Supplied)



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