For the past two weeks, 14 judges went through 86 semi-finalist applications to determine start-ups which will be named finalists of Pitch AgriHack 2018, a youth e-agriculture start-up support program of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). The judges were composed of industry experts (ICT and Agriculture), entrepreneurs and investors. Assessment criteria were the following: Proposed solution, Agricultural problem(s) addressed, Unique value proposition, Team composition and added value, Market addressed, Current market traction, Cost structure, Channels/Paths to customers, Revenues stream, Planned milestones and Key performance indicators.
Out of the 26 finalists, 14 are companies led by women founders or co-founders (53%). This is fully in line with the theme of this competition which is: “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.
Discover the list of the finalists: