7 African Startups Battle For 1/2 A Million Dollars

Every year, Seedstars (a global venture builder that focuses primarily on emerging market startups), organizes a world startup competition that begins with local regional competitions. Winners of the regional competitions advance to the finals in Switzerland where they will compete against each other for $500,000 seed capital. This year 7 African startups made the cut.

Somtou
A Senegalese Company looking to help small businesses across the world by providing solar power management devices and software.

My VLE
A Moroccan company looking to change the way you teach and learn through a new innovative virtual learning platform

Remit
A Ugandan company that uses mobile technology to improve the way the African disapora remits money back to the continent

Green Energy
This Nigerian Startup looks to provide cost effective motor grade green gasoline from plastic/rubber waste, biomass and also gaseous carbon dioxide.

TorQue Ltd
Rwandan designed Software that is used for managing the logistics of transporting goods and services.

Lumkani
This South African startup, provides cost effective devices, that detect fire through heat instead of through smoke. This helps eliminate the false alarms associated with smoke detectors

Beam
Ghanaian startup that wants to change the way Africans remit funds by using virtual money (Bitcoins)

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