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Innovations in Education Top Seedstars Global Awards 2019

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  • 9 Apr 2019 - 11:41am
  • By Mark Wamai
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Seedstars Summit 2019 Global Winner Blended by Federico Hernandez from Argentina. Image:Ton Oliveira/Seedstars

Blended, the leading school platform in Latin America, developed by Federico Hernandez won the most prestigious prize dedicated to emerging economies’ startups: up to $500,000 in equity investment and unique growth opportunities at Seedstars World, held on 5th April 2019. Blended improves communication between schools and families with a simple technology.
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focusing on emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, held its grand finale with the sixth edition of the Global Seedstars Summit. Over 1000 people attended the event in Lausanne, Switzerland, together with startups, investors, mentors and corporates, from all over the globe.

After covering 80+ countries throughout 2018 with local and regional competitions, Seedstars invited all winners to Switzerland. They had the chance to compete for different prizes, including up to $500K in equity investment and the title of Seedstars Global Winner.

Blended’s win follows the 2018 Global Winner, AgroCenta, an AgriTech start-up with a mission to improve the financial livelihood of smallholder farmers in Ghana through fair trade. This year, 4 African startups were among the 12 finalists on Summit day.

Labeskey / Schoolap, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, won the Transforming Education Prize. The online platform provides tools to improve the education system with school administration management modules.

Seedstars Vaccine Delivery Challenge was awarded to the South African startup Iyeza. This is a web platform for the delivery of Human PapillomaVirus (HPV) vaccine to young women.

Seedstars Malaria Challenge was awarded to Medsaf.  The Nigerian startup connects pharmacies and hospitals with safe and cost-effective medication through their platform.

The Rising Tide Foundation Empowerment Prize went to 7keema, the first on-demand home nursing services of its kind from Egypt.

Please click here to read the full press release and here to view photos from the summit.

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