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10 start-ups announced for Seedstars South Africa final

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Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems has announced the 10 start-ups for Seedstars South Africa final. 

South Africa was previously represented by Giraffe, who was crowned the “Seedstars World Global Winner 2015” for their innovative solution to reduce unemployment in emerging markets. “The award has given us massive exposure, which is something we really need, and there are a lot of investors and potential partners contacting us in order to collaborate. But this award is not only affecting Giraffe, it’s also putting South Africa on the map.” says Shafin Anwarsha, co-founder of Giraffe.

The top startups to advance to the grand final are:

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

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

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

Guardian Angel Safety Solution: A GPS tracking product that offers an affordable personal safety solution for children, adults, elderly, and even pets.



You, Baby and I: An online platform that allows moms to experience brands by matching them to location and interests.

Vitls: The startup building a revolutionary wearable medical device for homes and hospitals, allowing vitals to be monitored continuously and undisturbed from anywhere.

Sortd: A communication-centric organizer that transforms email and instant messaging into a set of organized to-do lists.

UmoyAir Communications: A provider of free calls from mobile phones to any number without airtime or data.

Riovic: A micro-insurer that provides digital and P2P insurance backed by crowdfunding.

In addition, Seedstars World has decided to introduce a wildcard, and will invite 1 additional startup to compete in Johannesburg.

Seedstars World is closely working with Standard Bank, in order to deliver the best possible event and to provide local entrepreneurs with this opportunity. The the top 10 startups will appear at the Finals on the 30th June at the flagship Standard Bank Business Incubator situated in Rosebank.



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