And the FTxSDG Challenge 2021 winners are…

Financial Times and Seedstars are proud to announce this year’s six global winners of the FTxSDG Challenge:

  • Anthem, India (Quality Education Winner): Tracks fee collection, expenses, and cashflows. All within a single operating system, built for educational institutions
  • Duhqa, Kenya (Reduced Inequalities Winner): Duhqa enables retailers to connect with manufacturers and other supplies sources, locally & internationally. They solve logistics and delivery inefficiencies.
  • Medl, Trinidad and Tobago (Good Health & Wellbeing Winner): medl’s end-to-end platform connects doctors and patients with our pharmacy to dispense and deliver your medication.
  • Pinky Promise, India (Gender Equality Winner): Pinky Promise aims to transform women’s healthcare in India and make it judgment-free and accessible via their app featuring a chatbot that walks a user from a symptom – be it painful periods, fertility problems, abnormal discharge etc. – all the way to an answer for that symptom.
  • Trii, Cayman Islands (Good Jobs & Economic Growth Winner): An app to invest in Colombian stocks, easy, fast, safe and from your cell phone.
  • Safearth Clean Technologies, India (Climate Action Winner): SafEarth is making the process of buying and managing your solar power plant as easy as buying a phone online.

Since 2013, the Seedstars World Competition has grown to be the largest startup competition in emerging markets, but the pandemic has led to the online adaptation of the competition for the past two years. Winners first responded to the FTxSDG Challenge call for applications to all startups and innovative entrepreneurs around the globe, over 4,500 applications were received.

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Lindsey Schutters


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