GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021

Agrifood entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in Africa today.

Overview

Jun 14
GoGettaz
Africa
Agribusiness, Agritech

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize aims to find Africa’s brightest young agri-food entrepreneurs.

We are searching for agribusinesses that bring technology, innovation and passion to the agriculture and food industries.

YOU could win one of two US$50,000 cash prizes that will help you change your world and transform the agri-food business in Africa.

We need strong agriculture and food businesses to grow our communities and economies as we recover from the pandemic.

We want to support YOUR businesses, so you can lead the way.

Let’s #GrowEntrepreneurs and #TransformFood in Africa.

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021

The opportunity

Two entrepreneurs, one woman and one man, will each win 50,000 US Dollars for the most innovative and scalable business ventures.

We want to hear from businesses that show:

  • originality and innovation,
  • market potential and traction,
  • social and commercial impact,
  • environmental sustainability,
  • and an inspiring and investible team.

Is that you?

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Here’s what we are looking for:

Eligibility Criteria

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a fantastic opportunity for young African agripreneurs to take their business venture to the next level. In addition to the US$50,000, the competition also offers these agripreneurs the chance to attend the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) virtual meeting and make their mark. Our finalists will also receive mentorship, programming linkages and guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.


The Entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneur is aged 35 or below on the date of submission to the competition, and is legally recognised as an adult in country of nationality
  • Entrepreneur holds nationality (with an official ID) from a country which is a member of the African Union
  • Entrepreneur is the founder/co-founder of the venture he/she represents in the competition and plays an active role in its operations and leadership
  • Entrepreneur has no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offence, and will provide a signed declaration to that effect, if requested

The Venture
  • Venture is already legally registered in a country which is a member of the African Union or will have commenced with the registration of such a legal entity prior to 18 July 2021
  • Venture is headquartered in a country which is a member of the African Union
  • Venture is designed to be financially sustainable, either as a for-profit business or a non-profit generating some revenue and aiming not to be dependent on donor funding
  • Venture plays a role in the agri-food sector and/or supports the development of the agri-food sector through an innovation or process improvement
  • The agri-food sector may be defined as businesses including:
    • Agri-food research & development
    • Primary food production (farming)
    • Crop nutrition
    • Irrigation
    • Mechanisation, automation or robotics, including drones
    • Crop protection
    • Hydroponics or urban farming
    • Transport, distribution, storage or logistics
    • Food processing
    • Packaging or marketing
    • Food retail or service
    • Waste management or recycling
    • Digital or technology solutions/services to the agri-food sector
    • Innovative finance solutions/services to the agri-food sector
    • Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services to the agri-food sector

Timeline

  • An expert jury will review all GoGettaz applications, considering the criteria mentioned above.
  • The semi-finalists will be notified via Facebook and email by 17 July 2021. Semi-finalists will each be interviewed and asked for further information.
  • The finalists will be selected by the jury by 27 July 2021. Six male and six female finalists will be notified via Facebook, or by email.
  • Finalists will be invited to compete in the final virtual pitching contest at the Africa Green Revolution
  • Forum (AGRF) virtual meeting 2021.
  • All GoGettaz finalists will be awarded mentorship, programming linkages and other guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.

Application Form Questions

The application includes questions such as:

  • “Give an example of your entrepreneurial mindset.”
  • “How does your venture make money?”
  • “Who are your main customers?”
  • “Who are your main competitors?”
  • “What are your biggest business challenges so far and how have you overcome them?”

Applicants must fill out each section of the application to be considered. Be sure to allow enough time to complete all sections.

About Generation Africa

Generation Africa is a partnership initiative with a vision to strengthen the ecosystem for youth entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector across the continent. Founding partners are Econet, a privately-held multinational telecommunications, media, energy and technology conglomerate, and Yara International, a global crop nutrition company, founded in Norway.

Our inspirational co-founders and collaborators are:

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa strives to transform agriculture on the continent to feed Africa and the world.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a catalytic actor driving development and humanitarian efforts that helps beneficiaries build resilience and self-reliance.

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture links small-holder farmers to Agri services, insurance and quality seeds.

Corteva Agriscience harnesses cutting-edge science to build flourishing farms.

The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions represents the common interest of regional farmers.

Nourishing Africa is an agri-food entrepreneurship hub seeking to create a flourishing, sustainable, and just food ecosystem.

One Young World identifies, connects and promotes young leaders, giving them a global platform to raise their voices and create a better world.

Together we are building an ecosystem that supports Africa’s bold agripreneurs as they go from idea to full-scale businesses.

Team

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