Dwarf French Bean 'Speedy' at Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland.

Kenya-based organic agricultural startup, Miyonga farms, has won $10,000 at the recently concluded Sinapis business plan competition.

The competition is an advanced four-month mini-MBA customized for startups and SMEs according to a report by Disrupt Africa. Miyonga farms cultivates and sells French beans and sweetcorn.

“On average the entrepreneurs grow revenues by 166 per cent annually, create three new jobs per year and raise 15 times more in investment capital after going through the Sinapis Entrepreneurship Training Programme,” said Courtney Mills, executive director and co-founder of Sinapis in the report.

With the cash in hand, Yvonne Otieno, founder of Miyonga, “will use the prize money over the next year to expand Miyonga’s horticulture products to passionfruit and chilli, while she will also start leveraging technology to scale her business.”

Sinapis focuses on potential entrepreneurs and business owners that have innovative and scalable ideas. It also trains participants in areas such as human resources, financial, and customer operations.

Image: rhs

Read this next
More From TC

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Delali Attiogbe Attipoe leads operations at 54gene, pan African biotech company with operations in Nigeria and the US. In this instalment, she explains her journey into biotechnology and what steering the ship […]


Briter Bridges has launched a data platform ‘Briter Intelligence’ as a resource for visual, granular and current data on startup activities in African tech.  The research consultancy has been building a reputation for creating broad-based maps on African startups since October 2018.  Briter’s sector maps and periodic reports on startup funding provide a measure of […]

Editor’s note: The headline of this article has been updated to reflect the fact that it speaks primarily to a difficulty in accessing capital. A previous headline read; “African startups have had a good Q1 2020; except those led by women.” African startups did well in Q1 2020 in terms of funding. Considering the current […]

TechCabal is a Big Cabal Media brand

Copyright © 2020
All rights reserved

Privacy & Terms