Stage of your startup
When did you start
Nairobi, Nairobi Province, Kenya
Definition in 1 sentence
IoT and Data driven solution for farmers
Agrarian-Data driven agriculture platform.The first,small holder farmer focused,IoT solution in Africa. It places the land into the farmer's hand by providing affordable precision farming.Data is collected from the soil using solar powered sensors and relayed in real time to the farmer's dashboard.
Are you incorporated?
Consumer, Hardware, Software
How do customers use or interact with your product?
Desktop, Mobile/Tablet (iOS), Mobile/Tablet (Android)
Product Demo Video Adress
Why do you want to attend this program?
I want to receive guidance and mentor-ship in relation to starting a business, pitching for investment,strategic staffing and customer acquisition tips.I also hope to make important connections and networks and ultimately be able to have a chance to pitch to investors and receive some seed funding.
Describe the problem you are solving
Poor farming methods leading to wastage of resources and low yields
Lack of real time data on soil and atmospheric conditions leading to poor soil nutrition
Poor quality yields which do not attract good prices in the market
How are your customers solving that problem today?
Currently they use what is known as Farm extension officers who move from farm to farm.
Target custormers - Define customers, who are they
Small holder farmers in Africa
How do you plan to acquire customers?
By using farmers associations as well as digital marketing
What is your revenue model or expected revenue model?
One time installation and account set-up fee, then subscription model, payable daily or weekly via mobile money.
What is your target market?
Small holder farmers and the new Urban farmers
What is your total available market size
What steps have you taken to validate the market?
We have demonstrated our prototype to various stakeholders including farmers associations.
Do you have competitors? Please write down the names
Competition: write down competitors and explain
Who are your competitors and how are you different?
Illuminum Greenhouses and Ujuzi Kilimo. Our solution is different because we can relay data in real time via IoT technology.
What progress have you made in the last six months?
We have completed the prototype.
How many customers/users do you currently have?
We have a prototype that we are testing. We have not launched yet.
What is your monthly growth rate?