Ghana’s Worldtech Consult wins Techpoint Build 2021 Pitchstorm 3.0, receives $10,000 prize

by | Jan 22, 2022

Today, January 22, 2022, Techpoint Build 2021 ended in grand style with the Pitchstorm 3.0 winner announcement.

IMG 9309
Pitchstorm 3.0 Finalists

The Ghanaian-founded agritech startup, Worldtech Consult successfully made it through three elimination stages to win a $10,000 non-equity fund, the third winner since the competition started in 2018. Founded by Paul Siabi Senaye, the startup provides solar-powered cold storage facilities for small-scale farmers and petty farmers.

Forcardio and Ugandan-founded Dokitar, that emerged runners-up in the health category also went home with ₦1 million and ₦2 million courtesy 54gene, one of the sponsors of Techpoint Build 2021.

Recall that Estate Intel, a real estate startup, won the second edition of the competition in 2019. The startup has since recorded admirable growth.

Following a call for exciting tech innovations across West Africa, this edition of Pitchstorm received 149 entries. Although most of the entries were from Nigerian startups, companies from Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, and Burkina Faso also made the list.

After an editorial review, the entries were shortlisted to 15 semifinalists, 12 of which made it to a three-day bootcamp held in Lagos, where they had access to training and practice sessions.

On the last day of the bootcamp, seven startups were selected from a pitch contest to proceed to the final stage, where a group of independent judges — industry experts in edtech, agritech, healthtech, and media tech — assessed their pitches during the Techpoint Build 2021 event.  

Pitchstorm is Techpoint Africa’s annual startup competition, where we learn about new and exciting solutions to Africa’s problems while rewarding the solution providers for their innovative ideas.

Oluwanifemi Kolawole
Oluwanifemi Kolawole

Human enthusiast | Writer | Senior reporter | Podcaster.


Are you in tech and you are looking at getting a foreign remote job or you want to move abroad? Fill this form and you will get the BEST resources to help you get that high paying remote job as well as japa easily! WAGMI!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Recent News

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

On #TechpointDigest, Victoria Fakiya (@latoria_ria) discusses how Traction wants to stop fake alerts, Canza Finance’s journey, Esaal’s $1.7m seed round, and JABU’s $15m series A.

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

What do you think about an NFT project that wants to reclaim Africa’s lost artefacts? Well, the editorial team had some interesting thoughts, and you can listen to this and other stories on today’s episode of #TechpointAfricaPodcast.

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss how major players in the African mobility space can change the mobility narrative, FoondaMate’s $2 million funding, Twitter Create, and AMP’s $5.6 million seed round.

[PODCAST] Taxing calls to give you healthcare

[PODCAST] Taxing calls to give you healthcare

The Nigerian government wants to tax phone calls to provide better healthcare. In today’s edition of the #TechpointAfricaPodcast, we discuss possible implications and upsides to this.

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Blockchain Explorer

Analysis oninnovation, regulations, and trends inthe blockchain sector, as it concerns Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap