GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2022

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Welcome to GoGettaz Africa! The battle is on!

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is back to support food warriors who are fighting to transform Africa’s food system.

Are you ready to thrive as an agrifood entrepreneur? Then power up your inspiration.

First, join the GoGettaz Community when you enter the competition and you’ll get access to education, mentorship, and investment networks to help you launch, grow, or scale your agrifood venture.

Next, check out the information on this page before you start your application for Africa’s biggest agripreneurship competition. You could be one of two US$50,000 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS in the 2022 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition.

It’s time to #GrowAfricaGrowLife!

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2022

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2022

Overview

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June 6, 2022
Organizer GoGettaz
Targets Africa
Sectors Agribusiness, Agritech

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

  • Innovation (20%)
  • Market potential and traction (20%)
  • Social and Environmental Impact (20%)
  • Business model (20%)
  • Founder and team (20%)

 

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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 top agripreneurs the opportunity to attend the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) and make their mark. This year, COVID restrictions permitting, the top Gogettaz agripreneurs will travel to the AGRF Summit which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda.

All 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 1 July 2022
  • 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 applications, considering the following criteria:

  1. Innovation (20%)
  2. Market potential and traction (20%)
  3. Social and Environmental Impact (20%)
  4. Business model (20%)
  5. Founder and team (20%)

 

  • The Top 24 semi-finalists will be notified via WhatsApp and email in mid-July.
  • Semi-finalists will each be interviewed and asked for further information.
  • 12 finalists will be selected by the jury at the end of July 2022. Six male and six female finalists will be notified via WhatsApp and email.
  • Finalists will be invited to compete in an online/virtual pitching contest.
  • All 12 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.

Applicants that make it through the initial round will be asked to submit a three-minute pitch video, where you can really impress the judges and show them why you deserve to go into the 2022 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition finals.

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:

African Development Bank is committed to using its resources to achieve the 17 SDGs in Africa, including bringing an end to hunger, poverty, and gender inequality.

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

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), one of the most visible and well-attended high-level agricultural and food security events in Africa, creates and sustains effective partnerships geared towards the transformation of African agriculture.

Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, provides tailored solutions for farmers to plant, grow and protect their harvests using less land, water and energy.

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

Heifer International is a global non-profit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based, holistic community development.

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) works to ensure effective foreign aid, with quality assurance and evaluation.

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

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

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

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

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