This past Friday, 9 start up companies in Gaborone Botswana pitched towards a higher chance for a $500 000 equity investment – courtesy of SeedStars world.
Before they could reach the finals to be held in Geneva next year, 9 hopefuls were brought together by Seedstars Gaborone, hosted in the Microsoft Innovation Centre in the country’s capital. A local agriculture application known as Mosidar won – serving them a rounded ticket to Geneva, Switzerland.
Modisar, an online app that helps farmers manage the daily activity of their farm, including finances, farm animals and resources. Usable on the desktop, mobile or online, farmers have ease of business through the application with a potential to develop the entire livestock industry not only through sustainable farm management through the application, but creates techno-literacy to farmers in the country.
Through their win, Modisar will be going to Geneva Switzerland in March next year, to further compete for the $500 000 prize in equity investment, among different prizes that help bootstrapping businesses.
Modisar will be travelling to Switzerland along with a few heavily innovative businesses from our continent. Such as Asoriba; a church administration management system based in Ghana, Tanzanian made Juabar – a solar powered mobile charging system as well as Kenya’s Illuminum Greenhouses; Agri-Tech greenhouse and drip installation company that helps local commercial farmers through building modern greenhouses from available materials and solar powered sensors.