Tamale Based Startup Wins 2018 Seedstars Accra Challenge


CowTribe is an agritech startup based in Ghana. The startup emerged as the winner in the just concluded Seedstars Accra challenge. Seedstars Accra was an initiative of Seedstars World which is among the largest startup challenges for the emerging markets. According to its Twitter post, Seedstars World announced CowTribe as the winner after the pitching event that took place on 13th July in Accra the capital city of Ghana.

The win has accorded CowTribe a direct ticket to represent the country in the global Seedstars Summit. The summit will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2019. Moreover, the summit will give the startup a chance to win funding valued at $1 million. CowTribe received stiff competition from nine startups that pitched during the Seedstars Accra event. The nine startups were; Agro Innova  which is an agritech startup, Jaarnoa (distributor of foodstuff), CodeIn (a coding platform), Redbird Health Tech (a medical diagnostic firm), Bloom Impact (a financial marketplace), Bit Sika Ghana (a Bitcoin exchanger), Okumkom (a food distribution platform), KudiGo  and Eazyloop Express an automated shipping service.

CowTribe was founded by Alima Wawah and Awin Peter in 2015, and it is based in Tamale. CowTribe a highly demanded mobile subscription service based on the dollar that links livestock farmers with veterinarians. Additionally, it helps in delivering animal vaccines and different livestock healthcare services to farmers. At the start of 2018, CowTribe was shortlisted amongst the four regional finalists of the inaugural MEST Africa Challenge. It finished on the second place at the Duapa Challenge of British Council in 2016. In the same year, it was amongst the finalists of Pitch AgriHack.

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