Sesi Technologies Advances to 2019 GIST Tech-I Semifinals Round

Ghanaian agritech Innovator, Isaac Sesi, Founder of Sesi Technologies, has advanced to the 2019 GIST Tech-I Semifinals for his promising innovation in Agric called FarmSense.

GIST Tech-I is an annual competition that challenges aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs in 132 emerging economies to pitch their ideas or startups to experts and the general public. The competition is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative and has been implemented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2014.

This year, more than 500 innovators from emerging economies worldwide submitted their ideas or startups to GIST Tech-I. Only the top twenty-four will advance through an expert review stage and the semifinals public voting stage to showcase their innovations, receive one-on-one mentoring, and compete for seed capital prizes at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Bahrain, April 15-18, 2019.

After review by panels of regional, scientific, and entrepreneurship experts from around the world, Sesi Technologies has been named one of just 80 2019 GIST Tech-I Semifinalists.

Isaac is working to transform agriculture in Africa through Technology. When launched, his technology, FarmSense, will help farmers in Africa increase productivity and yield by monitoring important soil parameters in farms and providing farmers with personalized recommendation to help them make data-driven decisions about their farms and eliminate guesswork.

Sesi Technologies was founded in March 2018 by Isaac Sesi with the goal of empowering farmers in Africa with affordable technologies.

FarmSense pitch video and application to the GIST Tech-I Competition, demonstrated the idea’s technical feasibility, market potential, and the significance of the problem it addresses. Now, the global public’s online votes will help decide whether Isaac advances as one of thirty GIST Tech-I finalists to represent Ghana and showcase his innovation to some of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs at GEC.

To help Sesi Technologies advance to the 2019 GIST Tech-I Finals, vote for Isaac at For me information about FarmSense, visit or contact [email protected].

Leave a comment