Two Ghanaian startups have emerged winners at the Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Africanadmin
The first edition of the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Africa has seen two Ghanaian startups make the list of winners.
SynCommerce and Agrocenta, both indigenous startups from Ghana, made the nation proud at the competition by emerging in the top three.
A total of 15 startups from across Africa were shortlisted for the competition after nominations were filed for entry.
However, only the top three startups, based on their thematic categories, were selected.
SynCommerce from Ghana emerged winners of the ‘gaming and entertainment’ category.
The startup – which empowers local merchants when it come to listing of their products on multiple e-commerce websites like Shopify, eBay, Etsy, and soon BigCommerce and Amazon – beat off competition from other startups on the continent to win the prize.
Also, in the ‘Social good’ category Ghana’s Agrocenta were adjudged winners after creating an online space which hugely improved agricultural market dealings and connected over 8000 farmers.
Elsewhere, Kenya’s Lori Systems also emerged as double winners after winning both the Productivity and Utility’, as well as the ‘Best of Show’ awards.
Winners walked home with a cash prize of win $25,000 and also won themselves an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco to compete in the Disrupt SF 2018, which is TechCrunch’s flagship event.