Basket is an agritech/fintech software app solution that focuses on digitizing and innovating the supply chain and the logistical systems between local farmers, wholesalers, informal traders, and street vendors by improving market access for both supplier and buyer through an innovative stock-purchasing and management app that assist buyers to be able to purchase, manage and ensure their stock through an innovative and efficient solution that allows buyers to gain market access to a pool of fresh produce suppliers and wholesalers providing various Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) and fresh produce.
While proving a green cold green chain solution that will offer preservation services to farmers to help reduce crop waste through a hardware solution of a solar cold storage preservation technology that helps extend the shelf life of fresh produce for about 21 days which is beneficial for both fresh produce small-scale farmers and street vendors in South Africa who actively sell fresh produce on the daily basis.
Sonwabile Thafeni, Esihle Vellem, Vuyani Ndlovu, Hamilton Momoza
What they do:
Basket is an agritech/fintech software app solution that focuses on digitizing and innovating the supply chain system and the logistical system between local farmers, wholesalers, and informal traders, and street vendors.
How to contact them:
University of Cape Town student pitch competition is hosted every year by Akro along with UCT InvestSoc and UCT Entrepreneurs Society. This year’s sponsors included Imvelo Ventures and Student Seed Fund a partnership between Bertha Institute of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and SAB Foundation.
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