Kosmos Innovation Center and Mastercard Foundation announce winners of AgriTech Challenge  Pro – MyJoyOnline

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Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) and Mastercard Foundation have announced the winners of the 2024 AgriTech Challenge Pro.

The two entities highlighted their commitment to developing the next generation of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector, with job readiness skills, for fulfilling and dignified work opportunities.

In attendance at the event were Benjamin Gyan-Kesse, the KIC Executive Director, Joe Mensah, Board Chair for KIC, representatives of the Mastercard Foundation as well as stakeholders from the youth development and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The winners were announced after a successful pitch competition held in Accra, where 35 teams presented their business pitch decks to a panel of judges.

At the end of the competition, 24 teams received seed funding support to scale up and grow their business innovations. 

The participating universities for this year’s Challenge include the University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Cape Coast (UCC), Bolgatanga Technical University (BTU), Takoradi Technical University (TTU) and Ho Technical University (HTU).

Others are the Koforidua Technical University (KTU), University of Development Studies (UDS), SD Dombo University of Business &  Integrated Development Studies (UBIDS), and University of Energy and Natural Resource (UENR).

The Agri Tech Pro teams showcased their business ideas from product and service delivery for sustainable production to technological application, value addition, and eco-friendly packaging. 

The ideas from these young people are contributing to environmental responsibility and reducing the impact of agricultural activities on the environment.

The winning teams for the $10,000 Category include Aretha Forson (Takoradi Technical University); Bunny Bites (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology); Cas-Tech (Takoradi Technical University); DeliMush (University for Development Studies); Ghana Fert (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology); GreenHeart SE (Koforidua Technical University); Healthy Farmer (University for Development Studies); PaCo Paper (Koforidua Technical University) and Rabitton ( University of Cape-Coast); Rijona Biochemicals ( University for Development Studies).

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