KAMPALA – Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, brought its Uganda round to a successful close during Seedstars Kampala.
Nine selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel during the Kampala Innovation Week.
The local winner, Teheca Limited, a platform for personalized and convenient access to post-birth care services and support through connecting mothers to nurses for an in-home check-up, was named “Best Start-up in Uganda” for its innovative sustainable solution.
As a part of the prize, Teheca Limited will win an all-inclusive trip to the Seedstars Africa Summit and the chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where the winner will take home a 500K USD investment prize.
In addition, the winner will receive 3 months of access to the investment readiness program.
The 9 start-ups pitched in front of a prestigious jury, including John Ndabarasa, Startup Relations, and Engagement Associate, International Trade Center; Mina Shahid, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Numida; Ron Kawamara, CEO, Jumia Uganda; Nielsimms Sangho, Country Lead – FlutterWave; Otim Gerald, Founder and Lead, Ensibuuko and Maryam Mgonja, Regional Partnerships Manager, Africa at Seedstars.
Yunga Technologies, a security device that allows homes to protect each other instead of security companies came second and Chap Chap Africa, a platform that creates financial profiles for SMEs by digitizing their day to day business transactions a grabbed the last spot in the top 3.
The other startups invited to pitch were gnuGrid Africa, Ugabus, PAAT SOIL CLINIC, Too Good, Ogaget Holding LTD, The Online Butchery.
Continuing on its world tour of fast-growing startup scenes in emerging markets, Seedstars World’s next stop is Harare at Impact Hub Harare, to select the best startup in Zimbabwe.