Twiga Foods grabs most promising company of the year Award
Each year, at the AFRICA CEO FORUM Awards, leaders, companies and investors whose strategies and performance have contributed most to the momentum of Africa’s growth over the past year are recognised. There are seven awards, that range from African Company of the Year to Private Equity Investor of the Year. This year there was an injection of innovation in the AFRICA CEO FORUM Awards with the launch of the Most Promising Company of the Year award, which highlights Africa’s most innovative startups.
To win this award, five young companies at the forefront of innovation will present their projects to a jury comprising specialist investors (IFC, TLCom and Omidyar). Among the startups were:
These are Morocco’s Omniup, which offers free WiFi access once an advertisement has been viewed;
- Senegal’s InTouch, which has developed a mobile money platform;
- Kenya’s Twiga Foods, which connects farmers and vendors for the sale of fresh produce;
- Kenya’s Africa’sTalking Ltd, which offers communication services (SMS and voice APIs, etc.)
- Nigeria’s Thrive Agric, which offers, among other things, technological solutions to improve agricultural yields.
All the startups were equally amazing, but Nairobi Garage alumni, Twiga Foods stood out among the rest. Take a look at what Grant Brooks, CEO of Twiga Foods had to say: