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APPLY NOW; GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021

APPLY NOW; GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021

Agrifood entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in Africa today

Agribusiness, Agritech
The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize aims to seek out Africa’s brightest young agri-food entrepreneurs.
We are checking out agribusinesses that bring technology, innovation and keenness to the agriculture and food industries.

YOU could win one among two US$50,000 cash prizes which will assist you change your world and transform the agri-food business in Africa.

We need strong agriculture and food businesses to grow our communities and economies as we get over the pandemic.

We want to support YOUR businesses, so you’ll lead the way.

Let’s #GrowEntrepreneurs and #TransformFood in Africa.

The opportunity
Two entrepreneurs, one woman and one man, will each win 50,000 US Dollars for the foremost innovative and scalable business ventures.

We want to listen to from businesses that show:

originality and innovation,
market potential and traction,
social and commercial impact,
environmental sustainability,
and an inspiring and investible team.
Is that you?

APPLY NOW
Embrace this opportunity! Join the GoGettaz community.

Here’s what we are looking for:
Eligibility CriteriaG oGettaz Agripreneur Prize may be a fantastic opportunity for young African agripreneurs to require their business venture to subsequent level. additionally to the US$50,000, the competition also offers these agripreneurs the prospect to attend the Africa revolution Forum (AGRF) virtual meeting and make their mark. Our finalists also will receive mentorship, programming linkages and guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.

The Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur is aged 35 or below on the date of submission to the competition, and is legally recognised as an adult in country of nationality
Entrepreneur holds nationality (with a politician ID) from a rustic which may be a member of the African Union
Entrepreneur is that the founder/co-founder of the venture he/she represents within the competition and plays a lively role in its operations and leadership
Entrepreneur has no record associated with corruption, evasion , financial impropriety, felony or other offence, and can provide a signed declaration thereto effect, if requested

The Venture
Venture may be a lready legally registered during a country which is a member of the African Union or will have commenced with the registration of such a legal entity before 18 July 2021
Venture is headquartered during a country which may be a member of the African Union
Venture is meant to be financially sustainable, either as a for-profit business or a non-profit generating some revenue and aiming to not be hooked in to donor funding
Venture plays a task within the agri-food sector and/or supports the event of the agri-food sector through an innovation or process improvement
The agri-food sector could also be defined as businesses including:
Agri-food research & development
Primary food production (farming)
Crop nutrition
Irrigation
Mechanisation, automation or robotics, including drones
Crop protection
Hydroponics or urban farming
Transport, distribution, storage or logistics
Food processing
Packaging or marketing
Food retail or service
Waste management or recycling
Digital or technology solutions/services to the agri-food sector
Innovative finance solutions/services to the agri-food sector
Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services to the agri-food sector

TIMELINE

An expert jury will review all GoGettaz applications, considering the standards mentioned above.
The semi-finalists are going to be notified via Facebook and email by 17 July 2021. Semi-finalists will each be interviewed and asked for further information.
The finalists are going to be selected by the jury by 27 July 2021. Six male and 6 female finalists are going to be notified via Facebook, or by email.
Finalists are going to be invited to compete within the final virtual pitching contest at the Africa revolution
Forum (AGRF) virtual meeting 2021.
All GoGettaz finalists are going to be awarded mentorship, programming linkages and other guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.
Application Form Questions
The application includes questions such as:

“Give an example of your entrepreneurial mindset.”
“How does your venture make money?”
“Who are your main customers?”
“Who are your main competitors?”
“What are your biggest business challenges thus far and the way have you ever overcome them?”
Applicants must fill out each section of the appliance to be considered. make certain to permit enough time to finish all sections.

About Generation Africa
Generation Africa may be a partnership initiative with a vision to strengthen the ecosystem for youth entrepreneurs within the agri-food sector across the continent. Founding partners are Econet, a privately-held multinational telecommunications, media, energy and technology conglomerate, and Yara International, a worldwide crop nutrition company, founded in Norway.

Our inspirational co-founders and collaborators are:

The Alliance for a revolution in Africa strives to rework agriculture on the continent to feed Africa and therefore the world.

The us Agency for International Development (USAID) may be a catalytic actor driving development and humanitarian efforts that helps beneficiaries build resilience and self-reliance.

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture links small-holder farmers to Agri services, insurance and quality seeds.

Corteva Agriscience harnesses cutting-edge science to create flourishing farms.

The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions represents the common interest of regional farmers.

Nourishing Africa is an agri-food entrepreneurship hub seeking to make a flourishing, sustainable, and just food ecosystem.

One Young World identifies, connects and promotes young leaders, giving them a worldwide platform to boost their voices and make a far better world.

Together we are building an ecosystem that supports Africa’s bold agripreneurs as they are going from idea to full-scale businesses.

 

More details and application HERE

 

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