Ed-tech startup Schoolap wins the DRC round of Seedstars World
Labes Key – schoolap is the winner of Seedstars World Kinshasa. The startup which aims to improve the quality of teaching via the internet by providing access to digital lessons beat 10 other startups to emerge the overall winner for its innovative sustainable solution.
“We did not expect this victory, and we would like to say a big thank you to Seedstars for the impact it is making every time on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in DRC”, said Pascal Kanik, Co-founder at Schoolap.
As a part of the prize, Labes Key – schoolap will be participating at the Seedstars Summit, which takes place in Switzerland, in April 2019. It is a weeklong training program, with the opportunity to meet the 65+ winners from other fast-growing economies, as well as investors and mentors from around the world. The final day of the Summit is dedicated to pitching in front of an audience of more than 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.
The 11 startups pitched in front of a prestigious jury, including Henri Plessers, Country Representative at FSDAFRICA, Jean Paul Odent , Head of Commercial Banking at RAWBANK, Bob David Nzoimbengene, Managing Partner at Deloitte RDC, Bas Zuidberg, Lead Consultant at Elan RDC, Steve TCHOUMBA, Business Development Manager at ActivSpaces and Fanny Dauchez, Senior manager of West Africa region for Seedstars World.
MEDpay which gives you the freedom to pay the health care costs of your loved ones in few clicks!, came second and Alternative Energy Technologies Group, with its idea to expands off- and poor-grid people’s access to clean energy in Africa’s biggest energy access market – the DRC, grabbed the last spot in the top 3.