10 startups selected to pitch at Seedstars Cape Town


Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has selected 10 startups to pitch at Seedstars Cape Town.

In no particular order, the startups are described below.

The Student Hub is an EdTech company that delivers tailored content, tools and systems for students to get homework done and preps them for their exam.

WumDrop allows people to pick up and drop off anything with the click of a button.

Tribal Tourist is an online travel agency for all adventure related vacations.

Crew Pencil is an online crew booking and diary service for the film industry that allows diary, bookings and invoicing all in one.

Farmboek is a dynamic online platform that can house the entire agricultural industry and connected industries in a structured easy way.

iMobiMama is an mobile pregnancy and retail services that operates as a mini-franchise.

Pargo is a convenient logistic solution that lets customers collect and return their parcels at a local store when it suits them best.

AirSME is an on demand platform that helps SMEs access and compete in the tender market by providing instant access to skilled individuals.

Britecamp is an platform where employers can employ and pay socially trusted individuals within the lower skilled labour market.

Carerott is an online mentorship community that tailors to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“Year over year, Cape Town is bringing its best foot forward and showcases the incredible variety and diversity, but also quality of companies that are being built right here in Cape Town. We are very much looking forward to be inspired by the pitches on May 27th,” says Marcello Schermer, Regional Manager for Africa.

All the 10 startups will pitch to a panel of judges with the top three startups picking up a ticket to Johannesburg to compete with the best startups from Seedstars Durban and Seedstars Soweto.

At Seedstars Johannesburg, the judges will select the best startup, crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars World South Africa 2016, who will go on to compete with other startups from across the world for over US$1 million in equity investment at the global finals of the competition.

Seedstars Cape Town takes place on May 27, 2016 at Workshop 17 from 4-9pm. If you’re looking to attend and experience the fun first hand, tickets are available for free.

The event is organized with the support of Standard Bank, who will further support the startups on their path to success.

“In order to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity and aiming to deliver the best possible event, Seedstars World is closely working with Standard Bank as we continue to support entrepreneurs with their growth and development needs through incubation programmes in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town,” said Jayshree Naidoo, Head of the Standard Bank Incubator.

In addition, Entrepreneur Traction will act as the local ambassador across the continent and will represent the initiative throughout the year.

Other partners include local and international organizations, such as Omidyar Network, Payfast and Seedspace, and Jacobs Foundation, who will award US$50,000 to the best global education startup.

The Seedstars World team will tour 20 African countries before the year comes to an end in search of the continent’s most promising tech startups – it has already held events in Egypt and Tunisia.

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