Apply for the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2020

Apply for the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2020

Programme Summary

  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Target:  Africa
  • Sectors: Agribusiness, Agritech
  • Application Deadline: 18th June, 2020

About

Agrifood entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in Africa today. Before the coronavirus, we liked to say agribusiness is a trillion-dollar opportunity. Now, everyone on the planet understands that agribusiness truly is a critical industry.

Generation Africa has launched the second annual GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize to find, inspire and support the best agrifood business models from young African entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic the $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 aims to give hope and support to the agripreneurs on the African continent. The competition strives to inspire young people throughout the African continent to launch and grow innovative or technology-driven businesses in agrifood and agritech sectors, from “seed to fork” and beyond.

Agriculture and food are essential for human life. It doesn’t matter what happens, we must find ways to grow nutritious food and get it to the people who need it. Generation Africa wants to grow entrepreneurs and transform food to build resilience, improve food security, and support small and medium businesses in Africa.

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Prizes and Benefits

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

Get inspired! Share stories of innovation and impact by fellow pioneers.

Connect! Tap into support, funds and networks that accelerate your business.

Learn! Access training and mentors that help fulfil your potential.

Grow! Promote your business to investors, clients and partners. You will benefit online support to launch and grow your business.

Apply for the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2020
Apply for the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2020

The opportunity

Two entrepreneurs, one woman, and one man will each win 50,000 US Dollars for the most innovative and scalable business ventures. Ten finalists will benefit from a package of support to boost their business. 250 applicants will benefit from online training to strengthen their business plans.

We want to hear from businesses that show

  • Originality and innovation
  • Market potential and traction
  • Social or environmental impact
  • A viable and scalable business model
  • An inspiring and investible team
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Eligibility criteria

The entrepreneur applying must:

  • Be aged 18-35 on the day of submission to the competition
  • Hold nationality (with official ID) from any of the 54 nations of the African Union
  • Be the founder/co-founder of the enterprise he or she represents 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 offense
  • Not be a previous GoGettaz finalist.  (But if you made it to the semi finals previously you can compete again)

Their venture must:

  • Have its headquarters in one of the 54 countries of the African Union, and be officially registered by 1 August 2020
  • Be designed to be financially sustainable, either as a for-profit business or a market-based social venture
  • Generating revenue at least in part and aiming for non-donor-based sustainability
  • Play a role in the agri-food sector

Selection criteria

  • Innovation: What problem does your business solve for its customers? What is its solution? How is this unique or innovative?
  • Market: Who are your customers? Who are your competitors? What is the market potential? What is your go-to-market plan?
  • Business Model: How does your business generate revenue? How does it or will it achieve profit? What is your plan for scaling up your business?
  • Impact: How does your business have a positive social or environmental impact? How are you minimizing your negative impacts?
  • Team: Who is in your leadership team? What experience and expertise do they bring to the business?
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Timeline

Applications open until Thursday, June 18, 2020. Expert reviewers will examine all applications, considering the above criteria 24 semi-finalists will be notified via Facebook and email by 22 July 2020.

Semi-finalists will each be interviewed and asked for further information 10 finalists, five male, and five female will be selected and notified via Facebook, in person or by email, by 5 August 2020

Finalists will be invited to compete in the final live or virtual pitching contest at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) meeting between 8-11 September 2020. Depending on the coronavirus situation this will be part of a full week of activities that finalists will be expected to attend, from 8-11 September 2020.

Note: Should you not have a valid passport and plan to enter GoGettaz, please apply for one now

All 10 finalists will be awarded mentorship, programming linkages, and other guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey

Note: All dates mentioned above could be subject to change as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

More Details and Application

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