Entrepreneurship Program – Pitch AgriHack 2023 – Apply by 03.07.2023

Pitch AgriHack offers a platform for visionary minds to present their technological solutions in order to transform the continent’s agricultural landscape. With a total prize money of US$45,000, Pitch AgriHack 2023 will reward the most promising ventures that address key challenges and promote sustainable agricultural development.

⏳Closing date

03/07/2023

🎯Purpose

We want Africa’s brightest young minds to present their solutions to the world. Our young agritech entrepreneurs have the potential to revolutionize the way we address food security challenges and empower smallholder farmers across the continent.

🎁Program Benefits

The competition awards winners in three categories:

  1. Early-stage agritech ventures
  2. Mature or growth-stage agritech ventures
  3. Women-led agritech ventures

Three winners and three runners-up will be selected, with each winner receiving a cash prize of US$10,000 and each runner-up receiving US$5,000. The competition is open to African founders or co-founders, aged 18-40, with businesses providing agritech solutions and digital services in the agriculture sector.

✔️Requirements for program participation

Candidates are early-, mature- or growth-stage, or women-led technology or digital services companies with innovative solutions impacting smallholder farmers at scale.

Applicants should have:

  • A clear and defined description on how their solution is impacting smallholder farmers.
  • Strong organizational and operational structure.

The applicant applying must:

  • Be aged 18-40 on the day of submission to the 2023 Pitch AgriHack Competition.
  • Hold nationality (with official ID) from any of the 54 nations of the African Union.
  • Be the founder/co-founder of the enterprise represented in the competition and play an active role in its operations and leadership.
  • Have no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or
    other offenses.
  • Not be a previous Pitch AgriHack or GoGettaz finalist or winner.
  • Submit the application form in English.
  • Agree with the Terms & Conditions.

Early-stage category, venture must have:

  • The ability to scale and impact a large number of smallholder farmers.
  • An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:
    • Smallholder farmer productivity
    • Smallholder farmer income
    • Labor intensiveness of operations
    • Resilience
    • Access to information for smallholder farmers
    • Strong competitive advantage

Growth-stage category, venture must have:

  • The ability to scale and impact a large number of smallholder farmers.
  • Recorded evidence of demonstrated impact on smallholder farmers’ revenue.
  • An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:
    • Smallholder farmer productivity
    • Smallholder farmer income
    • Labor intensiveness of operations
    • Resilience
    • Access to information for smallholder farmers
    • Strong competitive advantage

🗓️Agenda

  • Application deadline : 03 July 2023

🌐Application:

➡️Apply HERE

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