The first edition of 2019 Freetown Pitch Night is set for Feb 20th 2019! Venue: The British Council: Time 18:30-20:30 (6:30-8:30).
The theme is Leveraging Digital Technologies to Transform the Agriculture industry in Sierra Leone. This first pitch night of 2019 is in collaboration with Adam Smith International, EcoBank Microfinance, and the British Council. Our official sponsor is Heineken, and Innovation SL. Theme sponsor is Adam Smith International together with the BetterBusinessSL initiative and EcoBank Micro finance. Our partners are Cordaid, Brussels Airlines, Insight Magazine and Innovations Axis.
“Agriculture is one of the largest, and most untapped by technology, sectors of the economy.”
“There is growing interest in funding for agritech startups that focus on the real problem of food security and enabling better use of technology to grow the agriculture sector as a whole. It is a welcome and attractive idea for investors.” “Disrupt Africa “
Four entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas ranging from Smart Farming, Market Linkages, Post Harvest, Waste -Tech, Aqua Culture, to Alternative Farming.
Confirmed panelist: Wycliffe Ngagwe, Country Director UNCDF; Alex Kucharski, Adam Smith International; Ram Sharkandas; Estelle Van der Echoute, Brussels Airlines.