The event was hosted in the social co-working space Jokkolabs, which was further supported by CTIC Dakar, the local accelerator specialized on ICT startups, supported the event. The Swiss Embassy of Senegal was a vital partner for the event, with their advisor Philippe Béguin stating that the pitching startups had interesting concepts and feasible business plans that would be beneficial for Senegalese growth.
Around 12 startups competed during the regional event. The winning startup Izitab, a SME specialized tablet maintained largely in Africa, Niokobok, an e-commerce startup, which allows diaspora to ship food packages to their relatives in Africa, and Eco Santé, a medical monitoring service that regularly visits customers at their homes, complete the podium as the top three startups in Senegal.
|15:00 - 15:30||Arrival / Networking|
|15:30 - 15:40||Intro Seedstars World|
|15:40 - 17:30||Pitching Session|
|17:30 - 18:00||Jury Deliberation / Cocktail offered by the Swiss Embassy in Senegal|
|18:00 - 18:30||Announcement of the Winner / Interview|
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