SeedStars World is basically a company that promotes, connects and invests in startups that show promises around the world. SeedStars World introduced the Kenyan leg of its competition to the Kenyans and the Illuminum Greenhouses were declared the winners of this edition.
The programme tagged SeedStars World Startup Competition gives different startups- the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a group of judges who would then determine which is the most suitable and ultimately, the best due to a variety of criteria that must have been considered. The jury for this year’s Kenyan leg consisted Aaron Fu, the Managing Partner Africa at Nest; Josiah Mugambi, Executive Director at iHub and others with its agritech solution which is a SMS-controlled limitless integrated solar-powered farm automation system with that comes with sensors.
Second and third places were comfortably occupied by Lynk and TotoHealth. Lynk works as an online job booking platform to help job-seekers get linked to their preferred jobs and then book one for themselves while TotoHealth is concerned with the overall welfare of children and women, aimed at reducing the maternal and child mortality rates.
Lipacard, one of the nine start-ups to have pitched their ideas at the event became the latest beneficiary of the IBM’s public prize. Lipacard was made to serve as an online wallet to student to enable they never run out of cash as long as they have their accounts credited.
Illuminum Greenhouses would later be representing Kenya at the grand competition which is set to hold in Geneva of Switzerland in February 2016. A whooping sum of $1.5 million dollars would be up for grabs to the better team at this final global event.
Source : TechLoy