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Three African agri-tech startups, ThriveAgric of Nigeria, Kenya’s DigiCow and Botswana-based Brastorne Enterprises, have been named winners of the AYuTe Africa Challenge, securing shares of USD 1.5 M in grant funding and access to expert advisors. The startups will also receive support from a team of expert advisors to help them translate their funding into an aggressive expansion strategy.
Organized by Heifer International, the AYuTe Africa Challenge aims to support agri-tech innovators on the continent, and is part of Heifer’s commitment to support young entrepreneurs developing affordable tech innovations as they work to scale their businesses.
ThriveAgric is a fast-growing startup boosting farmer incomes and production with its breakthrough agriculture operating system; DigiCow is an agri-tech firm using digital tools to modernize production on small-scale dairy farms; and Brastorne Enterprises has developed digital technology for feature phones that is narrowing Africa’s rural digital divide.