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2018 National Competition

The SUN Pitch Competition launched in 2018

2018 Competition

The SUN Pitch Competition launched in 2018, showcasing investment opportunities presented by SMEs working to improve access to nutritious food across Africa. More than 450 outstanding SMEs applied to national pitch competitions held in Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia (as well as a standalone national pitch competition in Indonesia). The 21 shortlisted finalists competed in the SUN Pitch Competition final which took place during the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum in October 2018 in Nairobi. During the final, each entrepreneur pitched their innovative nutrition investment opportunity to a panel of influential judges to compete for the title of SBN Nutrition Champion, along with a range of cash and technical assistance prizes donated by partners. The winner of the Indonesia pitch competition, Felix Bram of Rumah Kelor, also presented his business during the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum.

 

 

Winners

Meet Our Finalists

A Casa do Peixe
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A Casa do Peixe was founded in 2008 in the city of Beira, Sofala province. A Casa do Peixe operates in the acquisition, processing, packaging, storage, sales and distribution of fresh and frozen seafood in different provinces across Mozambique. Seafood is a rich source of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and iodine.
AFCO Investment Co. Ltd
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Since AFCO Investment Co. Ltd. was established in August 2015, the company has been a pioneer in the supply of nutritious foods for selected target groups in the community. AFCO currently processes, packages and markets cereal and biofortified food products, including pro vitamin A maize, iron beans and orange flesh sweet potato flour.
BeNu Foods
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BeNu Foods is a startup biscuit company based in Ethiopia. They produce nutritional biscuits for children and adults. The biscuits are made from peanuts and other whole grains without any artificial emulsifiers or other chemicals. All the raw materials needed to make the biscuits are sourced from local farmers. The biscuits provide a child with about half their calorie needs per day. They have a unique business model, working in partnership with NGOs and feeding programmes, wherein for each product a consumer buys, a second identical product is donated to children under 12 years old in the public school system to provide them with the nutrients needed to sustain their education.
Binga Serviços
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Binga Serviços is a Mozambican company, established in 2015 in the city of Chimoio, Manica province. The company’s main activity is the processing of enriched peanut biscuits which are high quality and nutritious (containing carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals and vitamins). The company aims to provide processed and nutritious foods produced with locally sourced raw materials. The product is aimed at low-income populations in rural and urban areas, and is sold at local markets and in school canteens.

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