GLOBAL • ENERGY
FEBRUARY 30, 2020
Amar Inamdar, Managing Director of KawiSafi Ventures, gives us a brief intro into the history of energy technology and how it made possible for people to access power without a very expensive grid and fossil fuels. As an investor in the energy field, Amar also shares his tips for startups on what they are looking for when making investment decisions.
“There is an extraordinary set of challenges out here. There is an extraordinary set of opportunities as well. What we look for as investors is people who have the combination of both humility and confidence to change the world,” says Amar Inamdar.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE • INVESTMENT
How to support impact investment in CEE and what chess to do with it | Olena Boytsun
Olena leads Luminate's funding activities in Central and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Georgia, and the Baltics.
LATIN AMERICA • TECH
Fifteen Tech Startups from Latinamerica Advance to Regionals of Seedstars World Competition 2020
Let’s take a closer look at some of the promising startups in the region that have made it to the LATAM Regional Finals of the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE • TECH
17 Tech Startups from CEE Advance to Regionals of Seedstars World Competition 2020
Out of the 570 applications we received, we had selected 17 of the most promising startups in the batch to move on to the next stage.
LATIN AMERICA • OTHER
7 startups selected for the final phase of the Expansion Program, Colombia 2020
The MinTIC, APPS.CO and Seedstars, the consortium running the Expansion Program, have selected seven startups with a mission to expand their business to international markets.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE • OTHER
Five startups from Moldova vie for a spot at the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21
Five up-and-coming tech startups from Moldova are set to pitch on November 26th at 16:00 at the Online Seedstars Chisinau Competition 2020/21
LATIN AMERICA • FOOD & BEVERAGES
Eat Cloud: The Startup that Leverages Technology to Minimize Food Waste and Reduce Hunger in Colombia
EatCloud is a startup that reduces food waste and fights against hunger, generating social, economic, and environmental impact
AFRICA • EDUCATION & CONSULTING
Seedstars Partners with UNITEL for Seedstars World Competition to Grow a Startup Ecosystem in Angola
This year, we partnered with UNITEL Angola to make sure more entrepreneurs in the country have access to quality learning and investment opportunities.
GLOBAL • FINANCIAL SERVICES
How to Raise $1.2m in Funding (Mesfix Case)
As Mesfix raised its latest round of $1.2million, Seedstars wanted to get back in touch with Felipe Tascon, co-founder and CEO of Mesfix, and get the inside scoop!
AFRICA • FINANCIAL SERVICES
How One Platform Helps African Artists Pave Their Way to Success
Recently, Chidi’s startup Publiseer, a digital publishing platform for African authors and artists, has become one of the winners of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize by the Human Security Division (Switzerland).
LATIN AMERICA • EDUCATION & CONSULTING
Meet TÓTAL Report — a Regtech Company Participating in the Expansion Program Colombia
The first month of the Expansion Program Colombia organized by Seedstars, MinTIC and APPS.CO is coming to an end, and we want to introduce you to some of the promising startups from Colombia participating in the program this year.
GLOBAL • INVESTMENT
Seedstars Brings Its Startup Competition Online: 2020 Applications Are Open
We are happy to announce that Seedstars World Competition 2020/21 will be held exclusively online and the call for startups is open until July 31st.
AFRICA • TECHNOLOGY
eCampus: Using the Power of AI in Employee Training to Eliminate Poverty in Africa
In 2020, one more great startup joined the Seedstars community – eCampus – as the winner of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize by the Human Security Division (Switzerland).
GLOBAL • ECOSYSTEM ENABLER
Online Is The New Black: Running Events In The Times Of Coronavirus
Event organizers are no strangers to crisis management. Last-minute speaker cancellations, Wi-Fi connectivity issues, missing files… The list goes on
AFRICA • INVESTMENT
What’s Your Why: Salum Awadh
What kind of startups, Salum, CEO of SSC Capital from Tanzania, is looking as an investor and entrepreneur?
GLOBAL • OTHER
Online Seedstars World Competition 2019/20
How does it feel to compete with the 44 most promising startups from all over the world? And how does it feel when your name is announced as the winner?
OCEANIA • FINANCIAL SERVICES
Bringing Online Payments to the Population with 3% Credit Card Penetration | Celeste (Lupe) Solofa
GLOBAL • EDUCATION & CONSULTING
The Mag: Education
Living in the era of the ‘technology Renaissance’ as the digital merges with the physical, and robots are capable of executing surgeries on the human brain, requires a completely new approach to education starting in early childhood, continuing throu
GLOBAL • HEALTHCARE
The Mag: Accessibility
According to the World Bank research, one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, with prevalence higher in developing countries.
GLOBAL • OTHER
The Mag: Migration
Everyone is a migrant, and most people are not a native of the place where they are born. So, why is the world divided into migrants and “natives”?
GLOBAL • ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES
The Mag: Environment
Around 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees are cut down each year, and during 2018 alone, 3.6 million hectares (8.9 million acres) of primary tropical forest disappeared.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • HEALTHCARE
From $100 M USD Exit to Street Art Activism | Marc Berrebi
It is difficult to present Marc Berrebi in just a few sentences. An entrepreneur since he can remember, but an artist at heart, this multi-exit founder has, what one could say, lived it all.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • INVESTMENT
How Kenza Traveled the World to Find Her Calling and Started an African VC Fund | Kenza Lahlou
Kenza was born in Morocco, but has quite a rich international experience: from France and Singapore, all the way to the USA. At some point, she found her calling and decided to go back to her home country.
LATIN AMERICA • HEALTHCARE
Transforming the Lives of Millions of People with Disabilities Around the World | Alvaro Rios
After watching the US TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man” at the age of 5 in Colombia, Alvaro Rio, founder of Human Assistive Technologies, knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life.