AgroCenta winner in social-good category at TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield 2017

on 12 October 2017

Nairobi (Kenya), October 2017. We are very pleased to report that GreenTec Capital investees AgroCenta were selected as the winners in the Social Good category at the TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa sponsored by facebook. This was the first-ever Startup Battlefield Africa, of TechCrunch's series of global startup competitions bringing the world’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, a $50,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. The judges include TechCrunch editors as well as top VCs and entrepreneurs, and past winners include names like Dropbox, Mint, and Yammer. 

AgroCenta was selected to compete as one of fifteen top early-stage startups in Africa and was selected as the winner in the Social-Good Category for it's innovative and socially impactful platform that empowers rural farmers through technology. The startups participated in a 2 month program to refine their pitches and business models culminating in a pitch competition on October 11th, 2017. Nairobi based Lori Systems won Best in Show and the productivity and utility categories, while SynCommerce, an Accra based e-commerce company won the gaming, entertainment, and fashion category. 

We were duly impressed by diverse range of innovative startup talent represented in the competition. We were also very proud to see our investees recognized for their social impact, highlighting the competitiveness of social business models. 

AgroCenta selected winner in the Social Good Category at TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa
AgroCenta pitching at Startup Battlefield 2017