Ugandan agritech startup AgroSupply is set to represent Uganda at the Entrepreneurship Forum for Emerging Markets in Africa, which will take place in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania.
Organized by Seedstar World, the largest startup competition for emerging markets, the event will kick off on December 11 and end on December 13, 2018.
Entrepreneurship Forum for Emerging Markets is a culmination of the continental tour that Seedstar World made while searching for the best entrepreneurs. The tours were organized in 25 countries in Africa from May to November 2018.
“We will be joined by the best people from the corporate, government, startup and the investment world to share knowledge, connect regional/global stakeholders and to inspire attendees to believe in the potential of innovation on the African continent,” reads an official statement.
Seedstart World selected 16 promising startups in Africa that will participate in the Seedstar global competition in Switzerland next year.
In April 2019, all the finalists will travel to Switzerland to represent their countries at the Seedstars Summit, a week-long training program, conference, and pitching competition.
The trip is part of the prize for having won their Seedstars World local competitions and will have them competing with +65 finalists from all over the world for the title of Seedstars Global Winner and up to USD 1 million in equity investment and other prizes.
In August of this year, 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.
Entrepreneurship Forum for Emerging Markets in Africa is designed to facilitate meaningful discussions about topics that range from the policies designed to support entrepreneurship in the country and the region to the success factors and improvement opportunities of the African tech scene
Some of the prominent names joining the event include; Marcello Schermer; Expansion Manager at Yoco, Eldrid Jordaan; Founder of Govchat, and Doreen Kessy; Chief Business Officer at Ubongo.