Pitch AgriHack Competition Finals

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Sep 8: 13:00 - 14:00  • 
AGRF Foundation / Non-profit
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Africa
Agribusiness, Agritech, EdTech, HealthTech

This session seeks to inspire young people in Africa to leverage ICT innovation to transform the agrifood sector in Africa. The Pitch AgriHack competition aims to promote ICT innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture in African countries.

With support from Heifer International, the 2021 Pitch AgriHack Competition targets African businesses that bring technological innovation to the agriculture industry. The competition will identify and amplify efforts by young innovators to build resilience beyond COVID-19 through digital agriculture products and services. These innovations should be scalable and generate measurable impact in Africa’s food systems. Winners of the competition will receivefunding and continued support to scale up their innovations into products that can help transform the entire sector.

The open competition portion of Pitch AgriHack 2021 will support companies that are driving innovation in agriculture across three categories-Early-stage, Mature/Growth-stage, and Women-led, with prizes totalling US$45,000. A fourth invite-only category known as the AYuTe Africa Challenge, sponsored by Heifer International, will award up to $1.5 million in grants to scalable ventures that are already generating measurable impact for Africa’s smallholder farmers.

Participants

Name Country Sector(s)
The Golazo Project
Leveraging SaaS to support SMEs for profitability, scale & recruitment
Uganda Business services, HR and recruitment, Software as…
Rural Farmers Hub
Crop intelligence solution for optimal farming decisions and timing.
Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, Artificial intelligence
Ngwala Inventions Limited
Number one Digital Agribusiness Company in Africa
Tanzania, United Republic of Agribusiness
Finvex.tech
Working capital for working supply chains
South Africa Fintech
Farmcrowdy Limited
Farmcrowdy uses technology to help smallholders increase their income
Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, Enterprise software
Farm Kiosk
...the agribusiness hotspot
Uganda Agribusiness, Agritech
SAYeTECH Company Limited
Climate-smart agricultural machinery for Africa
Ghana Agritech, Internet of things (IoT)
MyFugo
Realize your passion
Kenya Agritech, Animal farming, Financial services
J-Palm Liberia
Turning 'Waste' into Wealth, Jobs, and Opportunities
Liberia Agribusiness, Drugs and cosmetics
Fresh In A Box
Farm Fresh To You
Zimbabwe Agribusiness, E-commerce, Logistics
Patasente Inc
A factoring platform for SMEs, workers and suppliers.
Uganda Financial services
GrowAgric Inc
Accessible finance for African farmers
Kenya Agribusiness, Agritech, Fintech

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