Following calls for applications, 8 startups have been selected to pitch at Seedstars Bamako, the Malian leg of Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes.
The 8 startups, selected after proper due diligence, are described below.
An electronic device that allows for registration, insurance and geolocation of motorbikes.
A platform for medical laboratories to transmit medical test results to patients safely and confidentially online and by sms.
An application that allows you to find all relevant information of pharmacies in the area.
A technology that allows anyone to transfer phone credit between different operators.
Technology that facilitates access to healthcare by providing geolocalization of healthcare facilities and pharmacies.
A matchmaking website for women to find their husband, taking different ethnic groups and cultures into consideration.
A web platform that focuses on access to information and orientation of high schools and universities.
A vending machine that doesn’t require any electricity and uses African currencies.
“The ecosystem in Bamako is very young. Nevertheless, we have found some very interesting and promising startups that deserve more visibility, exposure and attention from a global audience,” said Claudia Makadristo, Associate for Seedstars World Africa.
At the Impact Hub Bamako on September 4 2016, the startups will go head-to-head for a chance to impress the judges and emerge winner.
Aside being crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Bamako 2016, the winning startup will fly the country’s flag at the Seedstars Summit, which annually takes place in Switzerland.
There, it will compete with other promising startups from across the world for a chance to emerge winner and receive up to US$1.5 million in equity investment prizes.
“Seedstars World is an amazing opportunity for the best entrepreneurs of emerging countries to be identified. The selected start-ups “those that will shape our future” will benefit from access to a great network and community, media exposure and overall the opportunity to connect with leading investors,” said Mohamed Keita, co-founder and CEO at Impact Hub Bamako.
The event is supported by Impact Hub Bamako, Mali’s leading startup incubator, Orange, VC4Africa, Azalai Hotels Group, and a host of others.