Vincent Okeke of Nigerian start-up Agriple is one of the nominees for the Afro German Pitch Night. Agriple is an online platform that connects farmers directly with buyers and reduce the farm to fork time, reducing waste and improving farmers’ income/Photo: Screenshot/ChannelsTV

African start-ups chosen for €100,000 German investment prize

Ten start-ups from across Africa have been chosen for the Afro German Pitch Night at which the winner will walk away with €100,000 equity investment.

The nominees were selected from the Deutsch Connect and Idea Seed Africa networks of start-ups.
The final list of start-ups include five from Nigeria – namely, Agriple, Asusu, Chekkit, M.E Solutions and Rural Farmers Hub, and two from Uganda – Bringo Fresh and Famunera.

Also selected are Cote d’Ivoire Drone from Ivory Coast, eMsika from Zambia and Farm Hut from Zimbabwe.

The start-ups will pitch to the investor and an expert pool of judges virtually on the 11 June 2021.

According to the organisers most of the start-ups are in Agritech, showing the importance of agriculture in Africa. They said that they had chosen a strong line-up of start-ups with traction and that are looking to scale up. However, they hope that in the next pitch event more female-led start-ups will apply and also get opportunity to pitch as women empowerment and equality is something key for them.


About Deutsch Connect and Idea Seed Africa
Deutsch Connect and Idea Seed Africa are building a network of start-ups across Africa that is investor ready and looking to raise funds or find partners from Germany. They urged interested start-ups to contact them.
Deutsch Connect is a German-based Afrocentric company that links African and German business ecosystem through B2B Matchmaking, Client Acquisition and Access to Market and Partnerships while Idea Seed Africa explores African Startup ecosystem creating awareness, visibility and fostering innovations and investment.

More about Deutsch Connect at https://deutsch-connect.com/

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