Startups and Upscaling

Onyeka Akumah (Farmcrowdy) and Brenda Kawesigye (Wazi Vision) nominated to Quartz’s list of Africa Innovators 2018.

Lagos (Nigeria), September 2018. GreenTec is very proud to report that two of our start-up’s founders are represented in Quartz Africa’s Africa Innovators 2018. They are: Farmcrowdy’s Onyeka Akumah and Wazi Vision’s, Brenda Katwesigye. Since 2015, Quartz Africa has worked annually to identify, recognize, and celebrate Africa’s innovators. This year’s innovators represent a range of…

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Start-ups, Investors, Politicians, and a lot of Agriculture – One Week in Kigali

Kigali (Rwanda), September 2019. Last week, our CFO Thomas Festerling was in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, on a visit with one of our companies, ARED, as well as attending the AGRF, and being a jury member for the Pitch AgriHack 2018 Pitch Day competition and discovering the local ecosystem. Tom’s trip started with a happy coincidence:…

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AgroCenta selected as a finalist for the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Accra (Ghana) and Cambridge, Massechusets (USA) GreenTec is very pleased to report that AgroCenta has been selected among the African finalists for the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge. The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is the flagship initiative of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE). The challenge awards over one million dollars in prizes each…

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A Meet up with Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank in Berlin

Berlin (Germany), June 2018. Earlier this week, GreenTec Capital CEO had the opportunity to attend a meet-up with Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The event was organized by Afrolynk and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in context…

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GreenTec Capital Partners at CEBIT 2018

Hannover (Germany), June 2018. GreenTec’s CFO Thomas Festerling was in Hannover this week to attend the CEBIT 2018 as a speaker well as representing GreenTec Capital as an official new member of the “Make IT in Africa” alliance. Started in 1986, CEBIT is billed as Europe’s Festival for Innovation and Digitization, the event is one…

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GreenTec Capital Partners at the Africa Tech Summit London

London (United Kingdom), May 2018. Earlier this month, GreenTec’s founding partners, Thomas Festerling and Erick Yong attended the Africa Tech Summit London, at the Grange St. Paul Hotel. The Africa Tech Summit is a series of events planned for London in 2018 and Kigali, Rwanda in 2019. This was the third annual series of Africa…

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