Afrikamart AgroTech Startup has emerged the winner of Seedstar Dakar today.
Founded in December last year, with the aim to be the largest quality fresh food supplier in West Africa.
Founder and COO Albert Diouf of the Startup explained that the startup has designed tools and services to bring farmers closer to processors, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets and individuals, thereby bridging the distribution divide.
The event which held in Senegal’s capital city was headed by a set of Jury comprising of Brightmore managing partner Ndeye Thiaw, Netherlands Trust Fund 1V ITC national coordinator Diabel Ndaw, Grofin investment manager Elhadji Malick Soumare and Seedstars World regional manager for Africa Claudia Makadristo.
Unlike the Seedstar in Cairo, only eight startups competed in Sengal and the winner would be representing Senegal on African stage of the Seedstar competition, with the opportunity to head to Switzerland.
At the summit, the winner will take home a $500 000 investment prize, as well as receive access to a three month investment readiness programme.