Crop2cash, Lentera & Acquahmeyer have emerged regional finalists of the 2019 Innov8Agric Challenge. All three agritech startups will vie for the $5000 grand prize at Meet the Farmers Conference 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Meet the Farmers Conference is an annual agro event that aims to enhance economic diversity, promote technology in agriculture, and to create a sustainable agro-economy for global food security. It achieves these by promoting trade relationships between Africa and the Middle East.
Innov8Agric Challenge is a major highlight of Meet the Farmers Conference – an initiative of Crenov8 DMCC, a multinational digital and management consulting firm. The Challenge is aimed at promoting innovative ideas for early-stage Agric entrepreneurs from all sectors of the agriculture ecosystem.
It is for startups who are applying creative and innovative methods to improve the state of agriculture across Africa. The challenge will help the participants raise funds from investors, pitch their solutions to a global audience and open investment opportunities for Agritech startups in Africa.
The startups selected to pitch at the Grand Finale are;
Crop2cash – Nigerian- based startup that connects farmers to capital and profitable markets;
Acquameyer Drone Tech, – Ghanian- based AgTech startup that provides farmers with drones to spray, plant, and analyse soil and crops in real-time
Lentera Africa – a Kenyan- based AgTech startup that uses technology to enable farmers to adapt to climatic changes.
Over 1000 startups submitted applications for the 2019 edition of Innov8Agric Challenge. The selected finalists will get all-expense-paid trips to Dubai for the Grand Finale, access grants and other funding opportunities, and mentorship from Agribusiness experts. The pitch contest will hold during Meet the Farmers Conference which is scheduled to hold on 27th and 28th November 2019 at the Address Hotel Marina, Dubai, UAE.
Interested Agro stakeholders and startups interested in attending the conference can visit the conference website via this link to register.
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