Exuus, the decentralized ledger service from Kigali, has emerged the winner of the just concluded SeedStars Kigali 2019.
Exuus, a digital and inter-operable decentralized ledger for saving groups, was founded in 2014 by CEO, Shema Steve.
Exuus is the first startup so far in the blockchain space to win a Number One spot in the ongoing 2019 SeedStars World Competition in Africa.
Exuus will now represent Rwanda at the Seedstars Africa summit which will be held in Johannesburg in December where the startup will get a chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland.
EXUUS Project with their #Save product emerges the overall winner of the 4th #SSWKigali19 competition. They will represent #Rwanda in the Regional Summit later this year. Congratulations as well to all the other @Seedstars finalists pic.twitter.com/hoSj3wH74c
— Development Bank of Rwanda, PLC. (@BRDbank) September 13, 2019
The Kigali-based startup emerged the winner out of the 8 startups that pitched at the event.
Here are the top 3 winners from SeedStars Kigali:
- Exuus – A Digital and decentralized ledger for savings groups
- Bag Innovation – a Talent Accelerator that helps univerity students and graduates to match the market needs in terms of experience and skills
- Hatch Plus – A solar-powered smart egg incubator that incubates and hatches up to 30 000 eggs into chickens at a time
Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1 Million in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in over 75+ countries.
In 2019, Seedstars will host local competitions in 24 African cities that include:
- Nairobi, Kenya – 28th June, 2019
- Accra. Ghana – 8th August, 2019
- Zanzibar – 15th August, 2019
- Dakar, Senegal – 22 August, 2019
- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – 23rd August, 2019
- Freetown, Sierra Leone – 30th August, 2019
- Luanda, Angola – 6th September, 2019
- Banjul, Gambia – 13th September, 2019
- Kigali, Rwanda – 13th September, 2019
- Kinshasa, Congo – 18th September, 2019
- Praia, Cape Verde – 26th September, 2019
- Lilongwe, Malawi – 10th October, 2019
- Douala, Cameroon – 11th October, 2019
- Port Louis, Mauritius – 17th October, 2019
- Abidjan, Ivory Coast – 18th October, 2019
- Kampala, Uganda – 18th October, 2019
- Bamako, Mali – 24th October, 2019
- Harare, Zimbabwe – 25th October, 2019
- Cape Town, South Africa – 1st November, 2019
- Maputo, Mozambique – 1st November, 2019
- Lusaka, Zambia – 7th November, 2019
- Gaborone, Botswana – 8th November, 2019
- Windhoek, Namibia – 14th November, 2019
- Johannesburg, South Africa – 28th November, 2019
NB: BitcoinKE will be regularly reporting and updating on progress as the event unfolds across the different African cities.