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Tanzania: Kilimo Fresh wins $50,000 equity funding at MEST Africa Challenge

Tanzanian start-up Kilimo Fresh is a digital distributor of fresh produce to hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, institutions, wholesalers and export markets. The young company has now been named the winner of the MEST Africa Challenge, winning US$50,000 in equity investment.

Several start-ups from Ethiopia, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa were selected to take part in the MEST Africa Challenge, run by pan-African training programme, seed fund, incubator and hub MEST Africa.

The challenge, which last year had three winners, offered the winning company US$50,000 in equity investment, plus access to Microsoft support, coaching, and a continent-wide network of start-up hubs. reports that, after a virtual pitch event held today on August 12th, Tanzania’s Kilimo Fresh was named the winner. The start-up is developing digital farming solutions, and will now benefit from MEST support and funding.

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