Thomson Reuters has announced the finalists for its African Startups Challenge, a competition seeking top start-ups that make a good investment or partnership opportunity for Thomson Reuters and its customers. 7 of the 14 finalists were entrepreneurs directly targeting small farmers.African Startups Challenge

The finalists have innovations in fields such as in Agri-tech, Big data analytics, Blockchain, Digital government, Education and Internet of Things (IOT).

The winner, who will receive a cash prize of US$ 10,000, will be announced at Thomson Reuters 2016 Africa Summit in October and an invitation to attend and tour its new Lab in Cape Town.

In addition, all the finalists will be featured in a special section of Eikon EMEA, the global investment platform of Thomson Reuters.

The challenge is organized in partnership with Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) and The Cape Innovative and Technology Initiative (CiTi).