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Seedstars World, one of the world’s largest startup competitions, has announced the five Bissau-Guinean startups that will pitch at tomorrow’s Seedstars Bissau pitch event.
Judges set to preside over the event include: Bruni Jawad, director general of investment promotion in the Government of Guinea Bissau, Seedstars World francophone Africa business development associate Fanny Dauchez, Orange Bissau director of marketing and communication Cheikh Tidiane Sarr, as well as UNDP chief technical adviser for local development Angela Abdula.
The winner of the pitch event — which takes place tomorrow (29 September) at the CEIBA Hotel — will win an all-inclusive trip to attend the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland in April next year where they stand to win up to $1-million in equity investments.
Seedstars Bissau will see five of Guinea Bissau’s best startups compete for a chance to represent the country at the Seedstars summits in Tanzania and Switzerland
In addition, the winning startup will also represent the country at the Seedstars Regional Summit which is set to take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in December.
The five startups include a social enterprise, cleantech startup and a vehicle tracking company. They are:
Inovsat GW: This company claims to be the most up-to-date vehicle tracking and monitoring provider in Guinea-Bissau.
Ubuntu 2S: Ubuntu 2S combines solar and ICT to provide Africans with access to clean energy and to create job opportunities.
Get Knowledge: This edtech startup aims to use tech and education to bring about more interaction within the local community.
Bandim Online: Agritech startup Bandim Online aims to mitigate producer losses by getting products to market quicker and with the best prices.
Instituto Guineense De Opiniao Publica e Estatistica (Igope): This organisation is responsible for organising and running opinion polls on various social issues in Guinea-Bissau.
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