Cape Town

08 June 2017

“We are the unexpected seeds, hustling for high impact.”

Alisée de Tonnac







Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Cape Town!

Out of all the applicants,  10 startups will be invited to pitch in for the pre-selection, the best of which will advance to the grand finale in Johannesburg on the 29th of June. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum. It's a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups. 

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.

Register to attend or apply to pitch below.

You can also submit your application through our partner's platform at

The winners

EMG Technologies logo

EMG Technologies

An information platform for healthcare professionals and an engagement platform for pharmaceuticals and healthcare organisations.

GreenFingers Mobile logo

GreenFingers Mobile

GreenFingers Mobile is a mobile first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform to finance and manage large groups of smallholder fa…

mbora logo


mbora delivers advanced performance management capabilities to service providers such as Mobile and Mobile Money Operators, Banks and Micro…

Startups Competing

mbora logo


GreenFingers Mobile logo

GreenFingers Mobile

Arts Alternative logo

Arts Alternative

Timu Trust logo

Timu Trust

Yoummday (Pty) Ltd logo

Yoummday (Pty) Ltd

EMG Technologies logo

EMG Technologies

Jumpin Rides (Pty) Ltd logo

Jumpin Rides (Pty) Ltd

Regenize logo


Dietnostix logo



Roslyn Lavery

Business Development Manager @ Payfast

Louise Mitchell

@ Take My Word Pitch

Madelein Grobbelaar

Microsoft Bizpark Manager @ Microsoft

Karina Faßbender

Head of Accelerator Africa @ Merck

Eitan Stern

Director @ LEGALESE

Romulo Navarrete

COO @ Seedspace @ Seedstars


Johan Bosini

Venture Partner @ Quona Capital

Mvikeli Hlophe

Managing Executive @ Brimstone

Chris Louw

Regional Manager @ National Empowerment Fund

Linda Swart

@ Standard Bank

Claudia Makadristo

Regional Manager for Africa @ Seedstars World


Seedstars Cape Town
June 8, 2017


Arrival / Networking

16:30 - 16:45

Kick off

16:45 - 16:50

Standard Bank Introduction speech

16:50 - 18:00

1st Pitching session l Dietnostix l Regenize l EMG Technologies l Hi5 l MCX Technologies

18:00 - 18:15

Merck Keynote

18:15 - 18:45


18:45 - 19:45

2nd Pitching session l Jumpin Rides l Timu Trust l GreenFingers Mobile l Yoummday l Arts Alternative l MBORA

19:45 - 20:30

Jury Deliberation / Networking


Announcement of the winner / Interview


Main Partner

Local organizer

Regional partner

Regional partner

Venue partner

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Local supporter

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Outreach partner

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Media partner

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Workshop 17: V&A Waterfront, 17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa