Sesi Technologies Advances to the 2019 GIST Tech-I Semifinals Round

Last updated: February 3, 2019

We’re excited to announce that we have advanced to the 2019 GIST Tech-I Semifinals with our project, 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.

We are working to transform agriculture in Africa through Technology. When launched, 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.

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 we advance as one of twenty four GIST Tech-I finalists to represent Ghana and showcase our 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 us at https://sesi.tech/gist.

Here’s how to vote

1. Go to and create a user account (one time only)

2. Confirm your account by clicking on the confirmation link in your mail from programs@gistnetwork.org. The mail could be in your spam so check there too.

3. Search for “Isaac Sesi” among the projects at sesi.tech/gist and click on the vote box below our video

You can vote for us every 24hrs

Watch the FarmSense Video Below

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