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.


September 27, 2016
Program dates Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2016
Organizer CTA (ACP-EU)
Website Visit website
Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Agribusiness, Computer software, EdTech, HealthTech



  • Profile picture of Jude Onemolease
    Jude Onemolease posted an update on the Competition page Pitch AgriHack 2016 (English).

    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.

    • Profile picture of Ken Lohento
      Ken Lohento replied

      Hello – Thank you for your interest – What is the name of your venture?