Congolese ed-tech startup Labes Key, has been crowned winner of the 2018 edition of  Seedstars Kinshasa pitch competition.

The local startup was selected as the winner of the competition after its ed-tech enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Schoolap, was chosen out of 10 other solutions at the event held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on September 21.

Labes Key’s Schoolap aims to improve the quality of teaching by providing users with access to digital lessons online.

The Schoolap platform, which also enables parents to monitor and track student performance and attendance, also includes a school administration module as well as payments capabilities.

Pascal Kanik, Co-founder of Schoolap said, “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.”

“We are very happy to see the progress of the Congolese ecosystem. While efforts are still to be made with the support of the state and incubators, but the process is ongoing,” Paul Emmanuel, Associate for the West Africa Region at Seedstars said.

Labes Key will represent the DRC at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland in April 2019, where they stand the chance to win up to $1 million in equity investments.

The ed-tech startup will be joined by other winners of Seedstars in Africa: 7keema from Egypt, Optimalogistic from Tunisia, Rera from Zimbabwe, Weego from Morocco, Cowtribe from Ghana, Benefactors from Rwanda, Elham Inspire from Libya, Agro Supply from Uganda and Sudpay from Senegal.

By: ClaraDoku/