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Seedstars Cairo Crowns 7keema as Best Startup
Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startups, came to a successful close during Seedstars Cairo which took place on May 4th, at the newly opened Seedspace.
Five startups, which included: 7akeema, Vapulus, Skolera, Odiggio, and Hitchhiker. participated and pitched their companies to a local investment jury consisting of Hanan Abdel Meguid, CEO of Kamelizer, Karim Hussein, Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures, Noha Shaker, Head of Digital Ventures and Strategic alliance at CIB Egypt, Meghan Warner, Regional Manager for MENA at Seedstars, and Mohamed Assad, Venture Capital Associate of Averroes Ventures.
At the end of the round of pitching, the jury chose 7keema, a first of its kind on-demand home nursing services startup in the Middle East, as the best startup in Egypt.
7keema will represent the country at the global Seedstars Summit in Switzerland, in April 2019, which also includes a week-long training program with the opportunity to meet the other 65 winners from fast growing economies, as well as investors and mentors from around the world, and the chance of winning up to $1M in equity investment.
Odiggio, the first Middle East e-commerce company to sell car parts, came in second place after 7akeema, and Hitchhiker, a platform where shippers are connected with trusted travelers, grabbed third place in the top 3.