About Mapwess

Who we are ?

Mapwess simplifies and streamlines the search for and application processes to universities abroad by connecting international students and academic institutions on a single platform. Founded in 2020, Mapwess was created by former international student Tsanta Rakotoarimanga who experienced the complexities and frustrations of the application process.

I faced a wide range of obstacles, from language barriers to the complexity of paperwork for a student visa. Not to mention finding accommodations! he confides..

I found that the majority of international students face similar difficulties. My team and I were convinced that there was a better way. And that's how Mapwess was born.

To date, Mapwess has partnered with renowned institutions in Mauritius and Rwanda.

Tsanta Rakotoarimana fondateur

Mapwess Inc

Our services

For students

Mapwess simplifies your application to the best universities in Africa and the world. In just a few clicks!

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For universities

Mapwess allows you to internationalize and diversify your university by attracting qualified international students

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Mapwess allows homeowners to monetize their spaces by renting them to international students while offering them a positive welcome.

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Our values

Prizes won:

Orange Fab 2020-2021 Laureate
Orange Fab is the Orange start-up accelerator. Acceleration within Orange Fab Madagascar is intended to be a real springboard for the selected start-ups to support their commercial growth on the Malagasy market and internationally. The Orange Fab Madagascar team will accompany each project individually and will be responsible for facilitating collaboration between Orange Madagascar and the start-ups in order to establish business partnerships. Accelerated start-ups will benefit from dedicated and equipped premises as well as advice and training in order to better structure their business, marketing, financial and human resources strategies.
Falling Wall Lab Madagascar is a competition for the best innovative project initiated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Zafy Tody 2020-2021 Laureate
Zafy Tody is an incubator that contributes to the acceleration of the startup ecosystem in Madagascar, nourishing the pride of Malagasy entrepreneurs, creating jobs and a better future for our young Malagasy talents
3rd national prize
The Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (OSVP) rewards each year the best technology projects with positive impact in Africa and the Middle East.

Our team

Tsanta Rakotoarimanga


Sombiniaina Rakotoarimanga

Operations Manager

Finoana Razafindrakoto

Customer Relationship Manager

Benefits of working at Mapwess