26 finalists picked for the Pitch AgriHack competition
With this year’s theme “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific”, 325 applications were received with judges narrowing it down to 26 finalists.
Out of the 26,  23 were African startups with the remaining 3 coming from the Caribbean.
Out of the 26 finalists, 14 are companies led by women founders or co-founders (53%)

Nigeria is best represented with six finalists, followed by Kenya and Benin with five and four representatives respectively.

The list of startups were as follows:

a) Advanced platform category

  1. Lawyers 4 Farmers, Uganda (Women-led)
  2. Archeos, Benin (Women-led)
  3. Savanna Circuit Tech Ltd, Kenya (Women-led)
  4. Solar Freeze, Kenya
  5. AgroInfoTech Africa, Nigeria (Women-led)
  6. Daily Fresh Farms, Nigeria (Women-led)
  7. GO Ltd, Rwanda
  8. Agro Innova, Ghana
  9. CLIN SARLU, Togo
  10. UjuziKilimo Solutions, Kenya
  11. PREMIUM HORTUS,Benin
  12. CowTribe Africa, Ghana (Women-led)
  13. Ankora Global Services, Nigeria (Women-led)

Early stage platform category

  1. Crop2Cash Ltd., Nigeria
  2.  Develop Digitally, Jamaica
  3. Illuminum Greenhouses Kenya, Kenya
  4. ZuriCap Ltd, Kenya
  5. Agrisolve, Ghana (Women-led)
  6. Agro VCM Solutions Limited, Jamaica (Women-led)
  7. Codettes, Suriname (Women-led)
  8. JINUKUN, Benin
  9. Farmignite Company, Nigeria (Women-led)
  10. FENOU PACKAGING, Benin (Women-led)
  11. Kitovu Technology Company, Nigeria
  12. AGRISOFT, Togo (Women-led)
  13. AKABOXI, Uganda (Women-led)

Finalists will take part in a bootcamp and pitching sessions in Kigali, Rwanda, in September at the 2018 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), where they will benefit from capacity building and have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to development partners and potential investors.

Winners will be announced on the closing day of the event, with up to nine startups to receive cash prize of up to EUR15,000 (US$17,500), and benefit from promotional support, additional capacity building and networking opportunities.

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