Agri-tech startup SMART Connect was named winner of the Zimbabwean leg of the DEMO Africa Innovation Tour last week, and will now compete against other regional winners for the chance to pitch at the main event.
DEMO Africa’s Harare event took place last week, and was won by SMART Connect. The startup incorporates smallholder farmers into value chains through a mobile-web application, and offers a range of services in order to facilitate agricultural development.
It will now compete against the winners from South Africa and Botswana for a place at the main event in Casablanca later this year.
The application window for DEMO Africa is still open, with the event giving entrepreneurs the chance to meet potential investors and buyers in addition to providing mentorship and tools worth more than US$25,000.
The DEMO Africa Innovation Tour is also heading to Gaborone, Cairo, Tunis, Casablanca, Lagos, Accra and Yaounde. Full details and how to apply are here.