Team TIFAT, which has developed a solution connecting farmers to buyers, has won the Kampala leg of the DEMO Africa Innovation Tour, and will now face of against startups from Nairobi and Kigali for a spot at the main event.
The startup launchpad competition is visiting 11 cities across the continent over the next month to select startups for the event, with the first held at Hive Colab in Kampala, Uganda earlier this week.
Team TIFAT beat off competition from more than 15 other startups to earn the chance to face off against the winning startups from Nairobi and Kigali for a place in the final. The Nairobi event takes place today (June 13).
“Every year we get very talented teams pitching their products and services, and the Ugandan turn up has amicably proved how the Ugandan Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem is maturing and entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative ways to tackle everyday challenges,” said Harry Hare of DEMO Africa.
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, Harare, Cairo, Tunis, Casablanca, Lagos, Accra and Yaounde. Full details and how to apply are here.