After the culmination of last edition which was won by Ghanaian startup AgroCenta, startup competion Seedstars World is back on the road.
On Friday, the organisers were camped in Ghana where 10 seed-stage startups competed for compete for the chance to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland and win up to US$1 million in equity investments and other prizes.
The event which took place at the University of Professional Studies, saw the ten startups 10 startups pitch in front of a jury that consisted of Kelechi Victor Ofoegbu of Impact Hub, Victor Asemota of Swifta Corporation, Nnennia Ejebe of Adenia Partners, Leticia Browne of Intelligent Capital Group, Patrick Quantson of Stanbic Bank, and Fanny Dauchez of Seedstars World
The startups included:
Agro Innova – helps poultry farms manage their businesses effectively and have access to an on-demand guaranteed market of wholesalers and retailers .
Food for All Africa – create efficient and sustainable means of nutrition for low income communities through a mobile application.
Jaarno – a foodstuff marketing and distribution business.
Cowtribe – delivers safe vaccines to farmers in hard to reach
Bit Sika – lets you buy, transfer or store the cheapest Bitcoins in Ghana instantly via the web or USSD without the internet, on a large scale.
Bloom Impact – A digital marketplace empowering under served, African small businesses by providing convenient, affordable access to financial services.
KudiGo – redefining retail business in Africa by empowering the informal sector & micro-sme’s with oversight & financial inclusion tools
Codeln – a testing platform that verifies the coding skills of programmers enabling companies to recruit the best saving time,cost and risk
Eazyloop – an automated shipping service that helps businesses and individuals ship packages from the USA to Ghana.
Redbird – partners with pharmacies to create a network of convenient health monitoring points using rapid diagnostic test technology.