Seedstars World is Coming to Uganda for the first time on August 4, with the support of the Stanbic Bank Uganda and local ambassador Outbox Hub, and has selected nine startups to take part, mobile payments platform Chap Chap Africa, agri-tech cost planning startup Charis for Grace, healthcare platform ClinicPesa, fingerprint car ignition system Kuanza Gari, and solar-powered street cart provider Musana Carts.
The pitch event will take place on July 20, with the winner offered the opportunity to alongside entrepreneurs from more than 65 countries to pitch at the grand final in Switzerland for the chance to win up to US$500,000.
“Seedstars World is a platform connecting investors to the next generation of startup entrepreneurs, pulling the spotlight from Silicon Valley and Western Europe. As this will be our third time to organise our event in Kampala, our excitement level and expectations are high,” said Fanny Dauchez, associate for Africa at Seedstars World.
“We are impressed by what we have seen in the continent so far and cannot wait to put startups from Uganda on the map.”