Meet the 7 African startups competing for $500,000 in Geneva

It is that time again. Time for the largest global entrepreneurship competition.  Seedstars is a global venture builder that focuses primarily on emerging market startups.    Every year they organize 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, let us learn more about them.

 

somtou

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

 

 

remit_ug

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

 

 

myvle1

 

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

 

 

 

torque

 

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

 

 

green energy nigeria

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

 

 

beam remit ghana

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

okhi kenya

Kenyan startup wants to  create a mobile yellow pages.  They essentially want to give every mobile phone user a physical address.