David Matsiko is the agripreneur of Bringo Fresh. This weekend, it was announced he is a runner-up in the Early-age Startup category of the AgriPitch Competition Awards. Matsiko will be receiving a cash prize of USD$10,000 (roughly UGX37 million). Matsiko was among the 25 youth agripreneurs that were selected to pitch their agribusiness proposals online to a panel of selected experts and investors for a chance to win a share of USD$120,000.
Bringo Fresh is an eCommerce solution behind farmers accessing an organised market for their fresh produce. They only deal in produce —allowing customers order for a box containing fresh fruits via the Bringo Fresh App or website and have it delivered to them. A classic fruit box worth UGX63,650 contains 5 apples, 6 oranges, 5 tangerines, 2kgs of passion fruits, one pack of grapes, one pineapple and 4 mangoes.
According to pctechmag.com, this year’s awards were collaborated with partners, including UN Women, African Leaders for Nutrition and the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa initiative (AFAWA).