Seedstars World is the biggest seed stage startup competition for emerging markets that is held in over 23 cities across Sub-Saharan Africa to scout for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs and accelerate them on their path to global success. This event involves a series of bootcamps and pitch competitions in the participating countries.

Impact Hub Harare is the official local organiser for the Seedstars World local event, which was brought to Zimbabwe in 2016 by Impact Hub Harare’s Cofounder Tadzoka Pswarayi, the current local Seedstars Ambassador.

Last year’s event, 2017, the winner of the local event was myRunner Buses who has incorporated tech to make travelling by bus easier. The local winner went on to  pitch at the global pitch event this year in Switzerland along other winners from the various participating countries.

Participating in this event has led to the local winners and participants being able to expand their ventures to do  finding investment and mentorship opportunities due to the coverage of this programme.

Seedstars 2017 Highlights