Ever since the Kosmos Innovation Challenge started in 2016, the foundation has produced some of the region’s most competitive and successful agritech startups.
The 2016 Agritech winners, TROTRO Tractor have so far received grant funding from the Alliance for a New Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to implement the Smallholder Agricultural Mechanisation Project in different regions of Ghana.
AgroCenta, also past participants of the KIC programme, went on to be crowned Global Winners of SeedStars World earlier this year earning USD$500,000 in equity funding. Meanwhile, Agro Innova, another company that came out of KIC, was one of several winners across Africa of the annual Pitch Agrihack Competition in Kigali, Rwanda earlier this year.
Clearly there is synergy within the agritech ecosystem and the problems that entrepreneurs (with the assistance of KIC management) are solving; as their impact is felt in the ecosystem, even while they’re still in the programme.
So we recently caught up with Caroline Pomeyie, CEO of ProFish – one of the double winners of the KIC Challenge this year… Read the entire article on AB2020 website.