IOE-Seedstars Fourth Migration Challenge Announce Winner


IOE-Seedstars Fourth Migration Challenge Announce Winner

FEBRUARY 15, 2024


Geneva, Switzerland - Feb 1, 2024- Seedstars, in partnership with the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), is proud to announce the winner of the 4th IOE-Seedstars Migration Challenge. The award ceremony took place during the 14th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit, highlighting the innovative solution of Mohirdev, an Uzbekistan-based startup, in addressing the challenges of migration through technology.



Mohirdev emerged victorious among ten finalists, showcasing their commitment to re-skilling and up-skilling migrants, facilitating their seamless integration into the workforce. This year's challenge placed a special emphasis on tech startups offering climate-related solutions across different sectors of the migration debate, with a focus on the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.

Alisée de Tonnac, Co-CEO of Seedstars, expressed enthusiasm for Mohirdev's win, stating, "Mohirdev's innovative approach to bridging the education and employment gap for migrants in underserved regions exemplifies the impact technology can have on social issues. We are excited to support Mohirdev and all finalists through our mentorship program and look forward to their continued success."

The competition's panel of judges, featuring industry leaders from Oracle, Digital Switzerland, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were impressed by the high-quality pitches, underlining the significance of public-private partnerships in addressing global challenges.

Mohirdev, along with first and second runners-up Inclusivity Solutions and Turing Space, will receive mentorship sessions from industry experts. All finalists will join the Migration Challenge Alumni Network, gaining access to valuable connections and development opportunities.

Seedstars extends its congratulations to all participants and reaffirms its commitment to fostering innovation that addresses global migration challenges through technology and entrepreneurship.

For more information on the IOE-Seedstars Migration Challenge and future initiatives, visit their page here.



The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) is the sole representative of business in social and employment policy debates taking place in the ILO, across the UN, G20 and other emerging forums. For over 100 years and on behalf of more than 145 member countries, we also strive to leverage our unique experience, expertise and advocacy to influence debates on the most pressing issues for business and employers worldwide.


Seedstars is a Swiss-based company with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Seedstars works with the private and public sectors to implement entrepreneurial capacity-building programs in order to create jobs and fuel economic growth.



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