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Seedstars (the leading emerging market startup and investor community) and Mada (a leading non-profit is the ICT Accessibility space) have joined forces to seek for the highest potential tech-based ventures around the world whose accessibility solutions will help to improve the lives of persons with disabilities, and provide quality education and access to culture, such as tourism, transport, retail and sports.


All applications must comply with the following criteria:

  • The startup must be an existing solution under 4 years of existence (on average at least 2 years old) 
  • The startup must be a seed-stage startup with a minimum viable product (MVP) and initial user traction.

The sectors of priority include:

  • Access and quality of education such as enabling people with disabilities to access and pursue quality education
  • Culture such as empowering the end-user to access regular culture-related activities whether that is tourism, retail, transportation or sports.

The selection process for applicants:

  • May 18, 2020: Application for the prize opens
  • August 15, 2020: Call for startup application closes
  • December 2020: Regional Finalists are chosen where four startups are selected to attend the Seedstars MENA Summit 2020
  • April 2021: Global Finalists are chosen where two startups are selected to attend the Seedstars Global Summit 2021
  • Winner Announced: One winner will be selected to get the MADA ICT Accessibility Award at the Seedstars Global Summit


  • Winner will receive USD 15,000

About Seedstars

Seedstars is a global organisation with a mission to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Seedstars celebrates positive impact and the pioneers who create it. We roam the globe every year to connect with the most amazing changemakers of emerging markets. Talented minds and successful startups are not to be found only in the Silicon Valley, they are everywhere. Seedstars empowers entrepreneurial spirits to swim against the tide and facilitates the improvement of living conditions in those countries. Our target represents today 84% of the global population and it will grow up to 95% in 2030. The opportunities we take have the potential to change the lives of billions of people.