Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform was one of the 10 start-ups selected by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to participate in the Global Business Mentorship Programme which ended in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday.
This first phase of the mentorship programme which began in Kigali, Rwanda, during the Chamberthon in the first quarter of the year would introduce the 10 selected startups to businesses and investors across the Middle-East region.
Farmcrowdy was represented at the Dubai event by the Managing Director, Kenneth Obiajulu, who made an introductory pitch about Farmcrowdy, its innovation and achievements over the years to more than 600 guests at the Global Business Forum in Dubai.
There were also four other African countries along with Farmcrowdy that participated in the forum including; Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and Rwanda.
All the 10 selected startups are experts in Artificial Intelligence, smart solutions, fintech, and advanced technology.
The Global Business Forum will induct Farmcrowdy into the agri-business market across the Middle East Region especially Dubai, as Dubai is one of the biggest trading hubs in the region which provides accurate support for AgriTech companies.
According to Obiajulu, the Global Forum Mentorship Programme has been able to address the major challenges encountered by start-ups which is the lack of product-market fit.
He explained that the mentors gave resources on how to ensure your
product has a market fit and further stated that the Dubai Chamber of
Commerce and Industry has also been able to provide information resources such as market access and data that will be required to make informed decisions for the business.
The President and the Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim, stated that the Global Business Forum will establish bridges of communications and cross-border cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and African startups.
The Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai,
Shiekh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was introduced by the President and the CEO of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hamad Buamim to the Managing Director of Farmcrowdy, Kenneth Obiajulu, who was able to showcase Farmcrowdy’s business concepts and solutions to the Ruler of Dubai.
The event was attended by high-level attendees including the Director-General of the Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Secretary-General of Dubai Free Zones Council, Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, President of Liberia, George Weah, President of Seychelles, H.E Danny Faure, several African Ministers, and high level Public and Private sector stakeholders from African countries.