Women December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am

Top 5 influential African women in technopreneurship

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am

December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am | Women

Esther Karwera

Esther Karwera, the founder of Akorion Company Limited. Photo credit: Outrepreneurs

Esther Karwera, Uganda

Born in Kampala, Uganda in 1992, Esther Karwera is the founder and CEO of Akorion Company Limited, a tech startup that connects small-scale farmers in the rural areas to digital value chains, enabling them to sell their farm produce directly to customers in the urban centers. Since its inception in 2015, Akorion has established a network of over 42,000 farmers across Uganda and a strong base of village-based service providers, most of whom are young people.

The startup has not only helped to address the problem of youth unemployment in the East African nation, but it has also made it easier for farmers in the remote parts of Uganda to access different markets for their products.

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