mCommerce platform Kasha named Rwanda’s top start-up


Kasha has won the Rwanda round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 1 million in equity investment.

The local startup sells and delivers women’s health products confidentially over a widely accessible mobile retail platform, was selected the best startup in Rwanda for its online/offline women’s health care retail solution. “Kasha exists because women are the biggest business opportunity and the way women access health products today is an uncomfortable and embarrassing experience.

Technology can enable confidential access to women’s health products at scale. I am incredibly excited to have won seedstars Kigali! The entrepreneurs that have won across Africa are all driven to change the face of business and technology globally.” explains Joanna Bichsel, co-founder and CEO of Kasha. As a part of the prize, Kasha will be participating at Seedstars Summit, taking place in Switzerland in April 2017, a weeklong training program with the opportunity to meet the other 60 winners, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. Traditionally, the final day of the Summit will be dedicated to pitching in front of audience of 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to the USD 1 million equity investment.

Quick Ride, came second and MindSky grabbed the last spot in the top 3. The other startups invited to pitch were SteadyBits, Blue Innovation ltd, SEGEN AFRIKA thru MobiCASH ltd, Dope Apps, UPlus Mutual Partners, QuickRide Ltd, Gawana, GO, VugaPay, Kasha, MindSky, Raisins Ltd.

The SSW Kigali event is the last local event of the SSW Africa tour and also serves as the opening event for the SSW Africa Conference in Kigali. The event will last for three days and is culminating on December 9th with a full day Conference and Pitch event bringing together more than 300 startup founders, successful entrepreneurs, investors, decision makers and ecosystem leaders from across Africa and around the world to share insights, explore investment and collaboration opportunities and discuss how African startups can scale beyond their home markets and become global businesses.

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