The Global Entrepreneurship Summit came to a close on Sunday, 26th July, 2015 and with it came the final results of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology-GIST TechI competition.

Getting to this stage was no easy task. First, a record 792 applicants from 74 countries applied. After an expert review of the proposals, the list was narrowed down to 76 semi-finalists. Finally, the global public weighed in, casting an unprecedented over 407,000 votes to bring the competition down to 30 finalists. The passion and dedication of these 30 entrepreneurs came through clearly as they offered solutions to solve local and global problems through innovative startups.

In July 25-26, 2015, these entrepreneurs gave their final pitches to determine who would be chosen as a Tech-I winner.

We are excited to announce that we managed to emerge 2nd Best Start Up in the World with Mexico’s Carlos Francisco taking the first place. We are excited about this award as it shows our commitment to improving farming not only in Kenya but Sub Saharan Africa as a whole. Special thanks to our esteemed clients and partners that helped us during the voting stage to voice our innovation . Congratulations to everyone!

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From Left: Eunice Kariuki Director of Partnerships, Innovation & Capacity at ICT Authority Kenya, Taita Ngetich Co-Founder Illuminum Greenhouses, Su Kahumbu-Stephanou Founder iCow, Francis Nderitu ICT Authority.