All eyes on Friday, April 5 are on Lausanne, Switzerland as AgroSupply, a Ugandan startup, and twenty-one others from across Africa compete for $500,000 (about Shs1.9 billion) in equity investment at the 2019 Seedstars World summit.
In August of 2018, AgroSupply Uganda beat 10 other local startups to emerge winner of the Seedstar Kampala Competition.
AgroSupply Uganda has developed solutions that help farmers to save their earnings, supplies farmers with the best variety of seeds and fertilizers among others.
The 21 African startups that will face off at the 2019 Seedstars World summit are 7kemma from Egypt, Bandim Online from Guinea-Bissau, BeneFactors (Rwanda), Bluewave Insurance (Kenya) and CowTribe (Ghana).
Others are Diool from Cameroon, DropQue (Nigeria), Elham Education (Libya), Franc Group (South Africa), Kubinga (Angola), Labes Key (Democratic Republic of Congo), Money Farm (The Gambia), MyFoodness (Botswana), Nala (Tanzania) and Optimalogistic (Tunisia).
The list is completed by Rema from Ivory Coast, Rera from Zimbabwe, Sudpay from Senegal Weego from Morocco and WenaData from Mozambique.
In 2018, Ghanaian startup AgroCenta won the prize. Over 80 startups from across the globe will compete at the event.