Sesi Technologies of Ghana Advances to 2019 GIST Tech-I Semifinals

Entrepreneur Isaac Sesi and his Sesi Technologies, a Kumasi-based startup from Ghana are in the semifinals of the GIST Tech-I (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) competition for science and technology entrepreneurs and innovators. Isaac advanced to this stage with Sesi Technologies’ FarmSense project.

Sesi Technologies reached the semifinals out of over 500 other competitors from emerging economies who had pitched their ideas and startups to the 2019 GIST Tech-I. A panel of experts narrowed the 500+ finalists down to 80 of which 24 will be voted as finalists and presented to the global stage.

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Isaac Sesi of Sesi Technologies / file photo

The voting process which started at the tail of this January will continue till March 1 of 2019. This gives everyone a lot of time to support Sesi Technologies which is working tirelessly to empower the African farmer with affordable technology.

For Sesi to make it to the final and receive two days of startup training and an opportunity to join other finalist to pitch their innovation for a chance to win prizes, visit the following link to cast your vote for them by creating a GIST Network account [check your spam folder to verify account if it doesn’t show in your inbox please] or login to search for Isaac Sesi if you already have an account at www.sesi.tech/gist.


As a Ghanaian myself, permit me to shamelessly display my bias by pleading with my kinsmen all over the world to join in showing support for Sesi Technologies’ FarmSense project and Isaac Sesi. You too can show some love by voting Sesi to make it into the final stage of the 2019 GIST Tech-I at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain.

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Do not stop there after voting please, I also kindly ask that you encourage your friends in Ghana and elsewhere to support this venture with more votes. Share this blog on your respective social media portals so others can read about it and hopefully vote as well.

According to Brandon van Hoff; a Senior Program Associate in Research Competitiveness Program with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, finalists who make it to Bahrain will receive intensive training and meet with investors, mentors, media, and event officials.

This golden opportunity will fastback Sesi Technologies’ ability to develop more innovative hardware and software solutions for farmers and other related stakeholders in the agriculture value chain of Africa, Ghana, and the world. Kindly vote!

GIST has since 2011 been engaged with science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs in some 136 emerging economies globally by providing training and resources to assist in building successful startups. Find out more at www.gistnetwork.org

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