e-Kilimo is a startup accelerator leveraging on the digital tools and technology advancement to accelerate the growth of ideas and startups that can create impact in the food and agriculture sector. The accelerator is aiming at supporting early-stage ideas and startups in the sector through mentoring, technical support and seed funds.
Technologies that enhances precision farming and efficiency; Drones, Drip Systems, mAgri Solutions, Smart Sensors and 3D Printing. Priority will be given to solutions that generates data, interconnect devices (IoT) and automate systems (robots).
Technologies that promotes farmers financial inclusion and provides them with opportunity to trade digitally; credit scoring systems, e-commerce and exchange platforms, access to loans, management of savings groups and collective accounts.
Alert Systems; technologies that alerts farmers on new disasters for example new species of insects affecting her crops. Supply chain management, technologies that improve logistical challenges to the farmer and shared resources e.g uber for tractors etc.
Digitized solutions for storage and packaging that helps farmers to manage their farm produce after the harvesting process. Also, new innovative approaches for urban farming adopting technology and automation in the process.
e-Kilimo offers funding support to Agritech Startups at two stages of the programme;
Phase One | Startups that successful qualifies for the acceleration (validation) phase, 8 startups gets a chance of receiving $1000.
Phase Two | Startups that successful qualifies for the post acceleration phase, 4 startups receives $5000 for further support of their innovations.
The Application Window is Closed
To 8 AgriTech Startups.
To 4 AgriTech Startups.
+ Business Coaching
+ Access to Seed Fund
+ Design and Prototyping
+ Networking and Events
+ Marketing and Technical Support
+ Visibility and Branding
+ Pitching Sessions