Pitch AgriHack 2016 (English)

Accelerating e-agriculture entrepreneurship in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific

Pitch AgriHack! is a new component of the AgriHack Talent program of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA). This first edition (pilot) is implemented in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners such as CABI DevLabmLab East Africa, etc.

It involves:

  • a training session (bootcamp) that will strengthen capacity of the young entrepreneurs
  • a pitching competition for participating start-ups and entrepreneurs
  • opportunities to consolidate, pilot or upscale their platforms and services through grants or additional incubation or acceleration

The ultimate objectives are to help develop business services offered by young e-agriculture start-ups as well as to contribute to accelerating the adoption of innovations for stronger productivity by the agrifood sector in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

The programme is only open to start-ups whose owners are 35 years old maximum. They must be owner of a prototype or already operating a mobile application or ICT services for the agriculture sector. 

Winning start-ups will receive from CTA up to Euros 15,000 in cash (grant) to advance their services, apart from investment and capacity building opportunities that may be facilitated by stakeholders involved. 

Make sure you read background information and rules of the activity before applying. For more information, please go http://www.pitch-agrihack.info.


Application deadline September 27
Program dates November 22 - 12:00 AM - November 24, 2016 - 12:00 AM
Organizer CTA (ACP-EU)
Countries Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Agribusiness, Computer software
Based in Kenya



  • Hello, I just wanted to confirm when the results are going to be announced and also how many ventures are going to be selected in the first phase and how many ventures get to win the grant.

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  • I didn’t get a feedback after submitting my entry around midnight yesterday. It took like forever for the network to go through, plus that the application page persistently kept erasing information entered into answer field. I started the submission process late evening yesterday and after unsuccessfully trying to type the answers directly on the answer field, I resorted to typing the answers on wps and before pasting them on the answer field. I repeated this action severally late into night until eventually I got a message, ” you can no longer any apply using this form”. Could anyone please assist with info.

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  • Hi everyone is nice to be on this platform

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