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Are you running a tech start-up and want to challenge the status quo of the agriculture and food tech industry? Do you have a solution that makes the industry more sustainable and profitable while at the same time empowering value chain actors? Do you want support to learn how to raise investment, reach more customers, and have a more significant impact?
Then this unique (and free!) acceleration programme is for you!
What do we offer?
The SAIS Investment Readiness Programme (IRP) offers African tech start-ups from the agriculture, food, and livestock sectors a year-long tailor-made support program to make you investor ready and scale up your business! (Available in English and French)
Regular sessions of personalized coaching with local and international experts
Tailored to your specific and individual needs, during which strategies and measures for rapid growth will be developed and implemented.
Access to online training (tailored)
Structured around several key themes to develop your start-up further, e. g. Pitch Training, Growth Strategy, Data Analytics & Management, Term Sheet, Valuation, Market Analysis, Marketing & Sales, and so on.
Integrating you into a local hub (optional)
To get you a workplace for 6 months and facilitate contacts with major players in the local start-up scene, if needed.
Access to additional services
to optimize certain key areas of your business, e. g. legal advice, online marketing, digital product optimization, design, and coding.
Access to the GIZ network
of our global presence, local expertise, far-reaching networks, and years of experience working with the private sector, investors, and business partners. The network can help you to improve the visibility and contacts with start-ups nationally and internationally through participation in national, regional, and international events dedicated to African entrepreneurs.
Add-on: Programme for Female Leaders
In addition to the above-mentioned, we offer special support for female founders and women in leading positions of the start-ups:
- Our Female Leader Circle meets with the aim of bringing women in leadership positions together, networking and learning from each other. Input sessions on topics that are of special interest for female leaders serve as a starting point for discussion.
- A bi-annual Female Founders Award recognizes the achievement of female founder.
- Past Program
For digital and sustainable start-ups in the African livestock value chain
- Past Program
For digital start-ups in the African agriculture and food sector
- Past Program
Call for ESO's in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Rwanda
|Kitovu Technology Company|
Transforming African agriculture, one farmer at a time.
|Nigeria||Agritech, Artificial intelligence, Machine learnin…||Startup stage|
Ensure food security & financial inclusion for farmers using Big data
|Zimbabwe||Agritech, Fintech||Startup stage|
Youth-powered agri-food distribution for Africa.
|Kenya||Agribusiness, Agritech, E-commerce||Startup stage|
Taking financial services to the last mile
|Nigeria||Banking, Investment management, Remittance||Growth stage|
Access to faming expertise & financial services to small-scale farmers
|Cameroon||Agritech, Big data, Financial services||Startup stage|
Turn your bytes into mega bites!
|Tanzania, United Republic of||E-commerce, Logistics, Transport and logistics||Growth stage|
|Rural Farmers Hub|
Crop intelligence solution for optimal farming decisions and timing.
|Nigeria||Agribusiness, Agritech, Artificial intelligence||Growth stage|
Precision agriculture for every farmer
|Kenya||Agribusiness, Agritech||Growth stage|
|Cookshop Food Services|
Using tech to repair Liberia's broken food value chain.
|Liberia||Agribusiness, E-commerce, Food and beverage||Growth stage|
|Zambia||Agribusiness, E-commerce||Startup stage|
VIDA Local (Village Digital Agents) the last mile partner.
|Tanzania, United Republic of||Agribusiness, Agritech||Growth stage|
Utilizing AI to help farmers build a credit score/rating
|Nigeria||Agribusiness, Agritech, Fintech||Growth stage|
If its not safe, its not food.
Shopit digitizes informal grocery stores in low-income communities.
|South Africa||E-commerce, Logistics, Wholesale||Growth stage|
Connecting african farmers and street vendors to a fair marketplace
|Cameroon||Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Retail and wholes…||Growth stage|
Agriculture First. Invest Now!!
|Tanzania, United Republic of||Agritech, Fintech, Investment management||Startup stage|
Urban Africa's digital food cooperative for families and businesses.
|Nigeria||Agribusiness, Agritech, E-commerce||Growth stage|
smart, affordable, live data from field to phone
|Kenya||Crop farming, Internet of things (IoT)|
Supply Chain Management system for agriculture
Malawi's First Ethical Market Platform- #BoostingFarmerIncomes
|Malawi||Agribusiness, Agritech, Crop farming||Growth stage|
Realize your passion
|Kenya||Agritech, Animal farming, Financial services||Startup stage|
Your poultry in your pocket
|Nigeria||Agribusiness, Agritech, E-commerce||Startup stage|
Agri-Food Tech startup focused on fruits and vegetables supply chain
|Senegal||Food and beverage, Retail and wholesale||Startup stage|
|Grow For Me|
Now everyone can farm!
|Ghana||Agritech, Food production, Marketing and PR||Growth stage|
Creating Access to Working Capital and Market for Agribusinesses
|Nigeria||Agribusiness, Financial services, Fintech||Startup stage|
|AgroMall Discovery & Extension Services Limited|
An AgriTech Company for a digitized and interconnected ecosystem
|Nigeria||Agribusiness, Financial services||Startup stage|
We bring farmers out of poverty by empowering African agribusinesses.
Improve livestock production to strengthen food security
|Uganda||Diversified services, Enterprise software||Mature stage|
We Redefine Agriculture Through Technology
|Nigeria||Agritech, Animal farming, Big data||Startup stage|
The digital farmer's market place
|Tanzania, United Republic of||Agribusiness, Banking, Computer software||Startup stage|
|Arinifu Technologies Ltd|
Peace of mind raising yoour chicken
|Kenya||Clean technology, Electronics, Farm machinery||Growth stage|
Crowd source micro farms in a gamified network
|Egypt||Agribusiness, Agritech||Startup stage|
Helping rural youth overceome poverty through agribusiness
|FreshBox Rwanda Ltd.|
freshness from start to end
|Rwanda||Agribusiness, Agritech, Logistics||Startup stage|
Deliver goods to informal settlement businesses while getting data
|Namibia||Big data, Food and beverage, Logistics||Growth stage|
Refining the agricultural and consumer space in Africa using Big Data
|Kenya||Agribusiness, Agritech, Internet of things (IoT)||Growth stage|
Supporting africa's Agricultural Inputs Market
|Kenya||Agrichemicals, Agritech, Business services||Startup stage|
Funding Agriculture Just Got Easy
|Ghana||Agribusiness, Fintech, Investment management||Growth stage|
Rebuilding the Informal Dairy Value Chain