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    Seedstars opens call for Zimbabwean startups to pitch at Harare event

    By Staff Reporter on 13 June, 2018

    One of the world’s largest emerging market competitions for tech startups Seedstars World has opened a call for startups from Zimbabwe to apply to take part in a pitching event on 29 June at Impact Hub Harare.

    Seedstars made the announcement yesterday in a press release. The winning startup will have the opportunity to compete at the Seedstars Summit, that takes place annually in Switzerland, where the winner there stands the chance of getting up to $1-million in equity investment.

    For the Seedstars Harare event, the organisation’s team will shortlist 10 startups. The 10 startups selected will give a five-minute pitch in English, in front of a jury made up of local startup heavyweights.

    It is the third time that the Swiss-based organisation will hold a pitching event in Zimbabwe. Last year’s pitch was won by myRunner. The startup’s platform allows users to book their bus tickets and track their location.

    The startup beat nine other startups selected to pitch, including a platform that allows couples to plan and manage their wedding and an app that allows university students to share projects, ideas, and opportunities.

    In April the startup’s CEO and founder, Vusumuzi Mkhwanazi told Ventureburn that Zimbabwean startups are “making it happen regardless of what is thrown at them”.

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