Ghana’s food-tech startup Legendary Foods wins Sankalp Africa Awards 2023

Legendary Foods, a food-tech startup from Ghana is the overall winner of the 10th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit Awards.

The startup produces West & Central Africa’s most cost-effective, nutritious, resource-efficient and accessible form of protein, palm larvae, with technology and farming systems proudly built in Ghana.

Vetsark Limited, an agri-financing startup from Nigeria came second while Agki Medical Laboratory a health tech from Tanzania came in third. Hearty Engineering from Ethiopia took home the Sankalp Ecosystem Award which is given through a voting process from practitioners from the developmental ecosystem. The agri-tech startup provides an Intelligent and IoT-supported technology device that helps monitor and treat Livestock’s health thereby showing how innovation can make a significant impact when wrapped in technology.

Every year, the Summit recognizes and rewards high-impact enterprises from a pool of promising finalists, in the Africa region which are tackling key development challenges. The finalists also get the opportunity to pitch their enterprises to a jury panel comprising of eminent business leaders and investors.

“Sankalp today, in its 10th year in Africa, celebrates a decade of impact and the Sankalp Africa Awards has truly been a regional trailblazer when it comes to identifying and supporting hundreds of impact enterprises whose business promise and potential is crucial to solving economic and development challenges,” said Arielle Molino, Sankalp Lead and AVP Intellecap Africa

”This year we were once again inspired by the ideas and the cutting-edge innovation of our winners, each of whom demonstrate the ability to drive action and influence positive outcomes,” Arielle added.

The Summit, supported by Visa Foundation, GIZ, Villgro Africa, FSD Uganda, US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Energy Catalyst, engaged over 1,400 stakeholders, from 70+ countries around the World, including participants from more than 40 African countries.

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