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It is not clear what time the pitching event will start, but it will be held at La Turbine at the Vivéa Business Park.
Besides representing Mauritius at the Seedstars Africa Summit, the winner of the event will get an all-inclusive trip to Johannesburg in December for the Seedstars Africa Summit.
The Seedstars Port Louis winner will represent Mauritius at the Seedstars Africa Summit
At the regional summit, the Seedstars Port Louis victor stands a chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where an investment prize of $500 000 is up for grabs.
The eight are:
- Property233: Smart rental platform
- Tutoo+: Training platform which offers lessons in French on tech and business related skills through videos and monthly bootcamps
- Roomscout: Proptech startup that helps students find accommodation in Mauritius
- Nutri You Farm & Shop: Urban-farming B2B company that provides competitively-priced, locally-grown food with a lower environmental footprint
- Fundkiss Technologies: Helps Mauritian small businesses grow by simplifying and democratising funding while offering investors new investment opportunities
- Flit Ride: Ride-hailing app that enables users and drivers to bid the fare price on an open market
- Eco-Warriors : Children-focused ecological education mobile game and comic book
- AVR Plato Technology: Edtech startup that has developed Orama, an app suite which uses augmented reality and virtual reality
The eight will pitch in front of a panel comprised of Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub head of regulations and compliance Muhamud Junaid Udhin, Africa Leadership University’s Divine Kangami and Seedstars regional manager Claudia Makadristo.
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