Ghanaian company Sesi Technologies wins 2nd place in GIST competition by US Department

Ghanaian company Sesi Technologies wins 2nd place in GIST competition by US Department

Sesi Technologies, a Ghanaian Agritech company, has clinched 2nd position in the idea category in the GIST Tech-I competition during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress held in Bahrain from 15 to 18 April, 2019.

A Ghanaian company, Sesi Technologies has won 2nd place in the idea category in the GIST Tech-I competition at the Global Entrepreneurship Conngress which came off at Bahrain from April 15 to 18, 2019.

The competition was part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative, implemented by the American Association to advance science since 2014.

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Over 500 innovators from emerging economies worldwide submitted their ideas or startups to GIST Tech-I in 2019.

Sesi Technologies was the only Ghanaian startup out of 24 finalists from 18 countries around the world to compete for $30,000 in cash and $200,000 in startup resources in Bahrain.

All 24 finalists received two days of intensive entrepreneurial skill training, mentorship, and the opportunity to network with global leaders in their fields.

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As the 2nd place winner in the idea category, Sesi Technologies received $3000 in startup funding and $15,000 in Amazon Web Services Credit to help develop their FarmSense further.

When launched, their project, FarmSense, will help smallholder farmers in Africa increase productivity and yield by up to 50%.

FarmSense uses sensor technology to analyze the soil and make personalized recommendations to farmers to help them make data-driven decisions about their farms and eliminate guesswork.

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IST Tech-I ( www.GISTnetwork.org) is an annual competition that challenges aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs in 132 emerging economies to pitch their ideas or startups to experts and the general public.

The competition is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative and has been implemented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2014.

This year, more than 500 innovators from emerging economies worldwide submitted their ideas or startups to GIST Tech-I.

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