Transit app Weego has been named winner of the Moroccan leg of the Seedstars World early-stage startups competition, earning the chance to pitch for up to US$1 million in equity investment at next year’s global final in Switzerland.
It held a live pitch event in Casablanca on July 6, with eight startups competing to follow last year’s local winner Hooplacar and win a place at the final in Switzerland. After each startup pitched to a local jury panel, Weego was chosen as the overall winner. Rental marketplace Popaddress was second and construction product producer Zelij Invent third.
Launched last year, Weego is a collaborative transit app that aims to make travel by public transportation easier. It serves three main areas of public transport – buses, tramways and large taxis – and allows users to find all transportation options available to them, keep an eye on arrivals in real-time, and share their position once they are on public transport to assist others.
The other startups pitching at the event were data science company Indatacore, e-health startup Medtrucks, travel startup Tripblan, fintech startup UnitedCoin and recycling platform Valenvi.