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Uganda sends highest number of startups at major continental innovation contest

2019 African Green Revolution Forum
Akaboxi Co-founder and Finance Manager, Operations Sarah Atuhaire Baryaija. Courtesy image.
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Uganda will have eight startups taking centre stage at the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum. The event will take place in Accra, Ghana.

This will be from September 3-6.

The Pearl of Africa beat Kenya, which will be represented by five startups, Ghana (3) and Nigeria (4) to become the most represented African nation at the prestigious event.

Senegal, Benin, Congo were also represented by one each.

The eight Ugandan startups are Jaguza Tech, Complete Farmer, Akaboxi, Efamu Company, Endelea, FootMo Kit, Nampya Farmers’ Market, and Technoplus IT Solutions Ltd

AGRF is organized by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and partners such as CTA, YARA, FAO, The African Development Bank Group, CGIAR, IFAD, the OCP Group.

In total, 22 agri-tech startups qualified.

What does this mean for these startups?

During the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum, these startups will be trained in growing their companies to be investment-ready.

They will also get an opportunity to pitch their solutions to development partners and potential investors.

Only seven prizes will be awarded. Among these is a special data analysis prize, GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation Awards, OCP Group Award, and World Bank Awards.

Each winning company will receive a cash prize of up to €15,000 (about Shs69 million), as well as promotion and other business growth support, according to organizers.

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