Soupah, an agritech firm based in Ibadan, Oyo Stare, has emerged winner of the Nigerian final of the Chivas Venture.
Soupah founded by Ifeoluwa Olatayo in 2013, tackles inefficiencies in the food supply chain in Nigeria by connecting small scale rural farmers with urban retailers.
Soupah engages in rooftop farms, fortified food processing and farm linkages for rural smallholders into urban markets.
“Soupah’s mission is to change rural farming’s relationship with urban retailers by tackling food supply chain inefficiencies.
“We’re taking ‘farm-to-fork’ to the next level. Our team is so excited to be supporting local farmers and their communities.
“This year’s Chivas Venture is the perfect opportunity to show the world what we’ve done so far and what’s coming next.” – Ifeoluwa Olatayo
Ifeoluwa Olatayo, founder of Soupah, will now embark on the journey of a lifetime that will put her business to the test on a global scale.
— Chivas Venture (@ChivasVenture) January 25, 2020
In the run-up to the Global Final in June, the 26 social entrepreneurs will travel to London to take part in a three-day accelerator programme – providing exposure to experts and industry professionals, and a range of networking opportunities.
The entrepreneurs will engage in one-on-one coaching sessions, taking their businesses to the next level and ensuring a pitch-perfect performance.
Chivas Venture is a global competition from leading blended Scotch whisky Chivas that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year to social businesses that blend profit and purpose to have a positive impact on the world.