Ojay Greene, a Kenyan startup that helps small scale farmers sell their farm products in urban markets has emerged winner of the Pitch for Impact Competition, claiming the $100,000 prize money, TechMoran reports.
TechCabal reported last week that the the Pitch for Impact Competition was one of the many events held as part of the build up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi.
The pitch event featured eight-startups including Strauss Energy, Politik, FarmDrive, FabFi, Mode, Future Pump and Mifugo Trad, who pitched to a panel of five judges, who also contributed to the investment prize.
“Ojay Greene represents the promise that Africa is truly open for business,” said Steve Case, AOL co-founder and one of the judges/investors. “We’re delighted to be in Nairobi, a rising entrepreneurial ecosystem not just in East Africa but in the world, and a great example of the increasing democratization of entrepreneurship.”
Strauss Energy, a solar-energy roofing tile startup won the People’s Choice Award at the even, Techmoran reports. Strauss Energy won in the same category earlier this year at the Challenge Cup 1776, the global startup competition organized by US-based incubator, 1776.