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Ghana’s agrocenta Takes the bag home at the Seedstars Summit

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Seedstars World’s global final pitching competition for the early-stage startups took place yesterday on the (April 12), with 21 African startups among the 65 finalists competing in Switzerland. Seedstars has been doing rounds in Africa and making moves, encouraging the early age startups and boosting their morale and efforts in the ecosystem.

Ghana’s online sales platform for small-scale farmers, AgroCenta, was named the overall global winner of the contest which took place in Switzerland, taking home US$500,000 investment from Seedstars World.

Quoting Disrupt- Africa

“A number of other prizes were also awarded to other startups, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based robotics kit producer Junkbot was crowned the winner of the Public Vote; while Kenya’s Solar Freeze took home US$50,000 from the ENEL Group, for its solar-powered cold storage units for smallholder farmers and traders in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Merck healthcare prize went to South African medical content aggregation service EMGuidance; which gained admission to Merck’s e-health accelerator and US$50,000 funding and The US$50,000 fintech prize awarded by BBVA went to Singapore-based startup FinChat. ”

 

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