The Land Accelerator returns to Nairobi in September! This is the world’s first startup bootcamp for entrepreneurs in sustainable agriculture and forestry. Members of our last cohort of entrepreneurs, who graduated in December, have raised capital and scaled their ventures.
This year, our line-up is just as impressive. The 15 startups were chosen from 335 applicants and represent 9 African countries.
At this Demo Day event, the entrepreneurs will make brief pitches about their companies and will be available to answer questions. The event starts at 4 pm, and the presentations will be followed by a happy hour with food and drinks.
1. Addax (Niger) grows and processes gum arabic to make high-value resin and livestock feed, while adding trees to an arid landscape.
2. Agromyx (Ghana) manufactures freeze-dried fruits, vegetables and grains to stem post-harvest losses and create instant food products.
3. Apinec (Ethiopia) produces honey and beeswax for export to Europe and has trained over 2,000 farmers in beekeeping methods.
4. E3D (Niger) grows neem trees to make natural pesticides, insect-repelling soaps, disinfectants, and related products.
5. EcoH Holdings (Kenya) converts organic waste into pelleted fertilizer to enhance soil health and increase food production.
6. E-moto Limited (Kenya) turns sugarcane waste into biofuel for cooking. This reduces pressure on forests and lowers indoor air pollution.
7. Expression Global (Kenya) offers affordable piped water for irrigation to smallholder farmers, making them more productive and climate-resilient.
8. Green Compost Processors (Kenya) sellsorganic fertilizers that reverse the damage done by chemicals and improve soil health.
9. Kencoco (Kenya) makes charcoal briquettes from discarded coconut husks in coastal Kenya, providing a sustainable alternative to fuelwood.
10. Kitovu (Nigeria) collects soil and market demand data, used to provide farmers with soil and crop-specific fertilizers to triple crop yields.
11. Rejuvenate Umhlaba! (Zimbabwe) is working to establish a thriving market for carbon offsets in Africa.
12. Shekina (Rwanda) dries edible cassava leaves to produce a new, shelf-stable, nutritious source of food.
13. Shoots & Roots (South Africa) is a commercial nursery that has grown over 200,000 trees over the past year.
14. Tilaa Ltd (Ghana) produces honey and cashews by working with local farmers through an integrated plantation.
15. Tree Resource Enterprises (Uganda) supplies tree seeds and seedlings to clients interested in agroforestry and large-scale restoration.