Congratulations to our AFRICA Challenge Winners

THRIVE AFRICA Challenge Award

Choice Award

Founder Award

Supporting Partners
What is it?

The THRIVE Africa Challenge solves problems of the African agrifood industry, accelerates the development of the ecosystem, and selects the best startups and scaleups for investment and global recognition.

Startups should be Seed to Series A with technologies focused in the following areas

Farm Kiosk is an agribusiness enterprise working on a philosophy of creating a borderless agribusiness space in Uganda and across East Africa using it’s Mobile App


farmer 1st provides mobile payment and financial services, access to market, storage and logistics solutions to farmers and by extension agro buyers.

Foodlocker supplies farm produce and consumer goods to large buyers by using data science and demand-matching technologies to enable smallholder farmers to produce against certain demand and to upscale their productivity.

Freshbox enterprises designs, manufactures, and deploys Solar-Powered Cold Storage Solutions for fresh produce farmers, aggregators and retailers.

Hydroponics Africa’s simplified hydroponic system enables farmers to produce both food crops and livestock fodder without the use of soil

Mamlaka seeks to eliminate inefficiencies in the supply of fresh produce by leveraging end-to-end technology along the supply chain to ensure better quality produce and better pricing for farmers and consumers

M-shamba supports smallholder farmers in the production of safe and quality food and matches the supply from the farms with demand from vendors and distributors thus creating a ready market for farmers.

3DIMO provides livestock biometric identification to track and trace health abnormalities in animals using IR imagery and AI

Agro Supply has developed a mobile layaway savings platform that allows farmers to save and invest in seeds, fertilizer, chemicals and tools without having to take credit.

Judging Panel
Winning Company receives

The winner will receive the THRIVE Africa Challenge Award and advance to the finals of the global THRIVE Accelerator Program with an opportunity to be selected for the THRIVE VII Cohort in Silicon Valley, CA.

Benefits for Entrepreneurs

SEP 24, 2020
nov 6, 2020
10 dec, 2020
Applications Open
Applications Review
Applications close on November 6th
Applications Close
Finalist Mentorship & Prep
Pitch Challenge
How to engage

Headline Partner

Headline Partners are looking to be the key sponsors and supporters of the Challenge—spotlighting early-stage startups that solve local or global agrifood tech challenges while getting visibility from the global innovation ecosystem.

Challenge Partner

Challenge Partners are looking to support the regional challenge, highlight the best startups in the region, and collaborate with key innovation leaders in the agrifood space.

Startup Partner

Startup Partners are interested in supporting the challenge winner while getting visibility in the region and globally through our community of over 18k startups, scaleups, corporations, and investors in agrifood tech.​

Co-marketing Partner

Co-Marketing Partners have an extensive network of agrifood innovators in the region and are interested in getting visibility within our community of over 18k startups, scaleups, corporations, and investors in agrifood tech, while supporting the communication of the Challenge.

Apply to the THRIVE Africa Challenge