Seedstars and IOE Announce Finalists for IOE's 4th Migration Challenge at GFMD 2024


Seedstars and IOE Announce Finalists for IOE's 4th Migration Challenge at GFMD 2024


DECEMBER 27, 2023

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 27, 2023— Seedstars and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) announce the finalists for the 4th Migration Challenge, set to culminate at the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland. Ten groundbreaking startups will take the stage to showcase their innovative solutions in migration technology.



This year's finalists include Immigram, Inclusivity Solutions, Niya Network, Mohirdev,, Turing Space, Palm, Propel, WHISP, and VisaRight. These companies are at the forefront of leveraging blockchain, AI, GIS, and other technologies to revolutionize the migration system. Their solutions range from enhancing skills and credential checks to streamlining migration processes and integrating financial services with insurance options.

"The Migration Challenge has become a benchmark for innovation in the field of migration," said Pauline Ambala-Blackbeard., Program and Partnerships Manager for Africa at Seedstars. "Our partnership with IOE reflects our commitment to technological solutions that are not only impactful but also sustainable and aligned with the UN SDGs. This year’s finalists exemplify the potential of technology to address critical global challenges."

Recognized as a UN SDG Good Practice in 2021, the IOE-Seedstars Migration Challenge underscores the importance of tech-based solutions in international migration systems. The competition focuses on addressing information gaps, enhancing accessibility, providing financial education, and giving international migration systems a much-needed technological uplift.

The 14th GFMD Summit to be held in France will be the platform where these finalists will present their solutions to a global audience of governments, policymakers, and industry leaders. The event promises to be a significant opportunity for these startups to gain visibility, establish partnerships, and contribute to the global migration dialogue.

Apart from the competition, all finalists will join the prestigious IOE Migration Challenge Alumni Network, gaining access to a wealth of resources and connections within the industry.

Join us for the GFMD Pitching Finale on January 24, 2024, at 9:00 CET in Geneva to witness a new chapter in migration technology unfold. For more information about the program, visit



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.


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.



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Pauline Ambala-Blackbeard

Program and Partnerships Manager - Africa

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