AgroCentral Shortlisted for Greatness

Startup Jamaica winners, Project Agro have been shortlisted in the global Omraan Urban Tech Start Up Contest.  The global contest for urban tech start-ups short listed seven other remarkable innovations from across the world.

Now rebranded as AgroCentral, the project was conceptualized and developed by four outstanding “techtrepreneurs”, founder Jermain Herny, chief marketing officer Janice McLeod, lead developer Jermain Byfield and UX engineer Phillip Clarke; all of whom are under the age of 25 at launch.

The innovation is the first of its kind in Jamaica and is Jamaica's first digital agricultural clearing house.  In effect, the application connects farmers with buyers via a SMS-to-web-to-SMS platform.  Read more about AgroCentral.

As a shortlisted project, AgroCentrral is poised to cop a top prize of US$30,000.00 and participate in a 100 day acceleration programme in Amman, Jordon.  Omraan seeks to identify and nurture urban tech start ups as adjudicated by a panel of international judges.  Successful applicants are deemed to be the most creative and forward thinking innovations.

Winners will be announced in early 2015.

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