TechInAfrica – The South African AgriTech startup, Aerobotics, has won the President Macron Africa Tech Award at VivaTech 2019. The award came after the startup emerged as the winner in a pitch competition which took places in Paris, France on Friday, May 17, 2019.
The startup received an invitation to attend this year’s edition of AfricArena Conference that will take place on November 11 and 12, 2019, at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The invitation is part of the award’s gifts for the winner of the competition.
Other startups which have participated in the pitch competition are DataProphet, FinChatBot, GuardianGabriel, HomeFarm, MedBit, Oniriq, PayDunya, TravelBudds and Sea Monster. They are also invited by AfricArena to showcase their solutions at the Summit.
Aerobotics’ COO, Tom Willis stated that the company’s experience at VivaTech 2019 was an amazing venture. The startup has involved with AfricArena since last year and ever since, the accelerator has provided Aerobotics with opportunities to expand its networks, especially in Europe.
“Our shared vision to scale African tech into global markets strongly aligns with our expansion plans. The positive uptake abroad of our product is proof that African tech is world class,” Willis stated.
It’s the second year of Aerobotics’ participation with AfricArena’s VivaTech Challenge and the company is excited to see what’s coming next in another year of their collaboration.
Aerobotics is a Cape Town-based startup specializing in tree crop and pest disease monitoring processes using aerial data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) software. The technology enables farmers to save time from manually investigating agricultural issues in their plants.