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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the OCP Group, GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation, GreenTec Capital Africa, and with the contribution of the World Bank, FAO and other partners, is launching Pitch AgriHack 2019.
The aims of the activity are to support the growth of business services offered by young e-agriculture startups as well as to contribute to accelerating the adoption of innovations for stronger productivity in the agrifood sector.
The competition is open to both male and female founders and co-founders of startups offering digital services to the agricultural sector. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 35 years old.
The final will be held in Accra (Ghana) in the framework of the 2019 edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2019) in September 2019.
Winning startups will receive from CTA and its partners up to Euros 15,000 in cash (grant) to advance their services, and additional benefits (capacity building, business matchmaking, facilitation of access to investment, promotion, etc.).
Make sure you read background information and the new rules (please go http://www.pitch-agrihack.info) before applying (see application link above). You may need to register on the VC4A platform before). Apply by 24 May 2019!
Other partners involved in the organisation of the competition include BongoHive (Zambia), Yeesal AgriHub (Senegal), Agribusiness TV, IceAddis (Ethiopia), Silicon Caribe (Jamaica and the Caribbean), African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), Africa Projects Development Centre (APDC), etc.
|Application deadline||May 24|
|Program dates||April 25 - 3:00 PM - May 24, 2019 - 11:00 PM|
|Organizer||CTA (ACP-EU) Event Organizer|
|Location||Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana|
|Targets||Northern Africa, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Sectors||Agribusiness, Computer software, Food and beverage, Information technology|