Agri-tech startup Agro Supply Uganda Limited has been named the winner of Seedstars Kampala. The startup beat ten other groups that had been selected to present ideas at the Seedstars competition held at Outbox Hub.
The startup has created a platform that facilitates financing agricultural technologies through mobile micro savings. As part of the prize, Agro Supply Uganda Limited will be participating at the Seedstars Summit taking place in Switzerland in April 2019.
The summit is a week-long training program which includes the opportunity to meet the other winners from other fast-growing economies, as well as investors and mentors from around the world.
The final day of the Summit is dedicated to pitching in front of an audience of more than 1000 attendees, with the possibility of winning up to USD 1 million in equity investment.
“As the Seedstars winner from Uganda, we are thrilled and happy to present our Solution to the world and this is an opportunity for us to shine,” Ogwal Joseph, Founder and CEO of Agro Supply Uganda Limited said.
CoinPesa Ltd, with its digital currency exchange built for the users of the emerging market, came second while Bringo Fresh Deliveries Ltd a solution behind farmers accessing an organized market for their fresh produce grabbed the last spot in the top 3.
Continuing on its world tour of startup scenes in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, Seedstars World’s next stop is Dakar.
Seedstars World is looking for smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market.