Your TGA Big 5 Daily is here again. Let’s dive in.
Farm.ink, a Kenyan-based agri-tech start-up has won a cash prize of US$150,000 for winning the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize at the AfricaCom conference. The challenge is organised by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Land O’Lakes International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.
Also, eleven start-ups across Africa have gotten a partnership with corporate sponsors for winning challenges at the AfricArena conference in South Africa. The AfricArena event showcased Africa’s best start-ups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent.
HelpMum, a social enterprise birthed with the mission to salvage maternal and infant mortality rate in Nigeria has won the start-up category of the United Nations Youth Pitch competition from among 12 social entrepreneurs selected from across the world.
Nigerian Fintech company, Paga has signed an agreement deal with Orange Mall. This deal makes Paga the payment partner to the e-commerce solution making global shopping from over 250 international retailers available for easy purchase and shipment to Nigeria.
The first World Health Organisation Africa Innovation Challenge has been launched. Health start-ups with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing health needs on the continent can apply.
…and that’s all for the day.
See you tomorrow!