Crop2Cash, Lentera & Acquahmeyer Emerges Regional Finalists of Innov8Agric Challenge

Crop2cash, LenteraAcquahmeyer have emerged regional finalists of the 2019 Innov8Agric Challenge. All three agritech startups will vie for the $5000 grand prize at Meet the Farmers Conference 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

Meet the Farmers’ Conference is an annual agro event that aims to enhance economic diversity, promote technology in agriculture to catalyze output, and create a sustainable agro-economy for global food security by promoting trade relationships between Africa and the Middle East.

Innov8Agric Challenge is a major highlight of Meet the Farmers Conference – an initiative of Crenov8 DMCC, a multinational digital and management consulting firm. The Challenge is aimed at promoting innovative ideas for early stage Agric entrepreneurs from all sectors of the agriculture ecosystem who are applying creative and innovative methods to improve the state of agriculture across Africa. As part of its goals, the challenge will help the participants raise funds from investors, pitch their solutions to a global audience and open investment opportunities for Agritech startups in Africa.

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The startups selected to pitch at the Grand Finale are Crop2cash; a Nigerian- based startup that connects farmers to capital and profitable markets, Acquameyer Drone Tech; a Ghanian- based AgTech startup that provides farmers with drones to spray, plant, and analyse soil and crops in real time and Lentera Africa; a Kenyan- based AgTech startup enabling farmers adapt to climatic changes through technology.

Over 1000 startups submitted applications for the 2019 edition of Innov8Agric Challenge and the selected finalists will get all-expense paid trips to Dubai for the Grand Finale of the challenge and an opportunity to grants, access to further funding opportunities, business expansion and access to experts and mentors in the business of Agriculture. This pitch competition will take stage during Meet the Farmers’ Conference which is scheduled to hold on 27th and 28th November 2019 at the Address Hotel Marina, Dubai, UAE.

Are you an agro stakeholder or startup interested in attending the conference? Register here