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Seedstars World are notable for their keen interest and resourcefulness in creating startups’ opportunities across the world. Seedstars World is most notable for the seed stage competitions that offers startups the opportunity to grow and become strong enterprises.

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After launching this year’s edition of seed stage competition in South Africa, Seedstars World have decided to launch the seed stage competition in another part of Africa – Mozambique.

The name of the competition in Mozambique is Seedstars Maputo. The seed stage competition is targeted at startups that are less than 2 years old. The funds that will be available for the winner of the competition is $500,000.

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Applications for the competition have been opened. Following the submission of applications, 10 startups will be selected for the competition.

The previous edition of the startup competition in Mozambique produced BlackBox TV as the winner. BlackBox TV is a startup that offers the citizens of Mozambique the digital platform to stream contents without internet connection.

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As a tradition of the competition, the winner at the national stage will represent the country internationally at an annual global summit that takes place in Switzerland. BlackBox TV was said to represent the nation well at the national stage.

“We are extremely proud of all the startups that competed in the previous edition. BlackBox TV represented Mozambique well during the global summit and was nominated for the most innovative startup. But also runner up IzyShop who managed to gain significant traction. We see clearly that the quality of entrepreneurs improves every year and that the ecosystem is growing due to so many committed partners,” said Claudia Makadristo, Regional Manager for Africa.

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She added, “In addition, we are really seeing the ecosystem come together and more collaboration between the ecosystem players. We can not wait to come back.”

Submission of applications for the Seedstars Maputo 2017 starts today. The competition will hold on 14 June 2017.

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