SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2023

For digital and sustainable African AgTech and FoodTech Start-ups

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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.

SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2023

SAIS Investment Readiness Programme 2023

Overview

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Location Bonn, Germany
Targets Africa
Sectors
Agribusiness, Agritech, Animal farming, Clean technology and energy, Crop farming, E-commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Food and beverage, Food production, Logistics

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    Portfolio

    NameCountrySector(s)
    Kitovu Technology Company
    Transforming African agriculture, one farmer at a time.
    Nigeria Agritech, Artificial intelligence, Machine learnin…
    Umojalands System
    Ensure food security & financial inclusion for farmers using Big data
    Zimbabwe Agritech, Fintech
    ifarm360
    Youth-powered agri-food distribution for Africa.
    Kenya Agribusiness, Agritech, E-commerce
    Bankly Technologies
    Taking financial services to the last mile
    Nigeria Banking, Investment management, Remittance
    AGRIX
    Access to faming expertise & financial services to small-scale farmers
    Cameroon Agritech, Big data, Financial services
    Foodsasa
    Turn your bytes into mega bites!
    Tanzania, United Republic of E-commerce, Logistics, Transport and logistics
    Rural Farmers Hub
    Crop intelligence solution for optimal farming decisions and timing.
    Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, Artificial intelligence
    Lentera Limited
    Precision agriculture for every farmer
    Kenya Agribusiness, Agritech
    Cookshop Food Services
    Using tech to repair Liberia's broken food value chain.
    Liberia Agribusiness, E-commerce, Food and beverage
    eMsika
    Simplifying business
    Zambia Agribusiness, E-commerce
    DMA Limited
    VIDA Local (Village Digital Agents) the last mile partner.
    Tanzania, United Republic of Agribusiness, Agritech
    Winich Farms
    Utilizing AI to help farmers build a credit score/rating
    Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, Fintech
    Bringo Fresh
    If its not safe, its not food.
    Uganda Agritech
    Shopit
    Shopit digitizes informal grocery stores in low-income communities.
    South Africa E-commerce, Logistics, Wholesale
    Freshbag
    Connecting african farmers and street vendors to a fair marketplace
    Cameroon Agribusiness, Food and beverage, Retail and wholes…
    Phema Agri
    Agriculture First. Invest Now!!
    Tanzania, United Republic of Agritech, Fintech, Investment management
    Pricepally
    Urban Africa's digital food cooperative for families and businesses.
    Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, E-commerce
    Vipimo
    smart, affordable, live data from field to phone
    Kenya Crop farming, Internet of things (IoT)
    eProd Solutions
    Supply Chain Management system for agriculture
    Kenya Agribusiness
    GGEM Farming
    Malawi's First Ethical Market Platform- #BoostingFarmerIncomes
    Malawi Agribusiness, Agritech, Crop farming
    MyFugo
    Realize your passion
    Kenya Agritech, Animal farming, Financial services
    ePoultry.NG
    Your poultry in your pocket
    Nigeria Agribusiness, Agritech, E-commerce
    AFRIKAMART
    Agri-Food Tech startup focused on fruits and vegetables supply chain
    Senegal Food and beverage, Retail and wholesale
    Grow For Me
    Now everyone can farm!
    Ghana Agritech, Food production, Marketing and PR
    Zowasel
    Creating Access to Working Capital and Market for Agribusinesses
    Nigeria Agribusiness, Financial services, Fintech
    AgroMall Discovery & Extension Services Limited
    An AgriTech Company for a digitized and interconnected ecosystem
    Nigeria Agribusiness, Financial services
    Mozare3
    Agri-Business Platform
    Egypt Agritech
    Anteja Africa
    We bring farmers out of poverty by empowering African agribusinesses.
    Kenya Agribusiness
    Jaguza Tech
    Improve livestock production to strengthen food security
    Uganda Diversified services, Enterprise software
    FarmSpeak
    We Redefine Agriculture Through Technology
    Nigeria Agritech, Animal farming, Big data
    NINAYO
    The digital farmer's market place
    Tanzania, United Republic of Agribusiness, Banking, Computer software
    Arinifu Technologies Ltd
    Peace of mind raising yoour chicken
    Kenya Clean technology, Electronics, Farm machinery
    MyVarm
    Crowd source micro farms in a gamified network
    Egypt Agribusiness, Agritech
    Afri-Farmers Market
    Helping rural youth overceome poverty through agribusiness
    Rwanda Agribusiness
    FreshBox Rwanda Ltd.
    freshness from start to end
    Rwanda Agribusiness, Agritech, Logistics
    JABU Logistics
    Deliver goods to informal settlement businesses while getting data
    Namibia Big data, Food and beverage, Logistics
    Kwikbasket
    Refining the agricultural and consumer space in Africa using Big Data
    Kenya Agribusiness, Agritech, Internet of things (IoT)
    MTela
    Supporting africa's Agricultural Inputs Market
    Kenya Agrichemicals, Agritech, Business services
    Kwidex
    Funding Agriculture Just Got Easy
    Ghana Agribusiness, Fintech, Investment management
    Zaidi Technologies
    Rebuilding the Informal Dairy Value Chain
    Kenya Agribusiness

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