Ten (10) Uganda-based Agricultural startups have been selected as semi-finalists in the 2019 AgriHack Pitch competition.
The annual competition is an initiative by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) that supports entrepreneurs in ICTs for agriculture (ICT4Ag) through capacity building and funding to accelerate youth employment and agricultural transformation.
This year, 104 startups across Africa have emerged as semi-finalists for the AgriHack pitch competition where they will be further screened by a panel of judges to draw out the finalists — who will be announced in mid-July.
The finalists will pitch their innovations to ICT4Ag and business experts at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra, Ghana scheduled for Sep. 3rd to 7th 2019.
Of the finalists, according to a statement seen by PC Tech Magazine, 50% will be women led companies/startups.
“50% of finalists are planned to be women,” read part of the statement.
Up to €15,000 (approx. UGX62.2 million) will be awarded to seven startups in different categories including three new special prize categories: data analytics services, public choice and the Greentec Prize.
In addition to the money, winners will as well benefit from a financial management and investment readiness bootcamp, grants & access to investments, capacity building, and promotional opportunities.
The ten Ugandan startups selected include; Agro Supply Uganda, Akaboxi, Aranmi, Bringo Fresh, Efamu Uganda, Endelea Uganda, FootMo Kit, Jaguza Tech, Nampya Farmer’s Market, and Technoplus IT Solutions Ltd.