Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy admitted into 2017 Techstars Atlanta Class
The accelerator programme, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, is designed to provide tech entrepreneurs with the resources and network which will help them to build successful businesses.
Techstars Atlanta received applications from 42 countries and Farmcrowdy was the only African startup selected for the programme.
“We thank God for the progress he has shown us so far,” says Farmcrowdy’s co-founder and CEO, Onyeka Akumah.
“We are super excited about this opportunity and will be looking forward to learning more from the Techstars Community on how we can scale our efforts from 1,000 currently engaged small-scale farmers to about 10,000 small-scale farmers in the next 12 months.
“We also hope to learn about building more relationships with key agro players in and outside Nigeria, in addition to the ones we have while taking advantage of, and amplifying the government’s efforts to grow the Agriculture space in Nigeria.”
The 2017 class will participate in an intensive three-month bootcamp including weekly mentor meetings, classes and training. The bootcamp covers various subjects from marketing to sales; from funding to technical and business support.
Farmcrowdy is a digital agriculture platform connecting farm sponsors with real farmers, with an aim to increasing food production and promote youth participation in Agriculture in Nigeria.
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