The Agri-Tech Innovation Program extends our mission to a thematically focused program in agriculture, agroecology, agroforestry, organic farming, and pisco-agriculture with an emphasis on technological innovation. This program targets sustainable ventures within the agri-tech space on the African continent.
We follow a highly selective application process on a rolling application basis. Teams consist of one entrepreneur paired up with two university students. This year’s cohort will consist of 25 companies and 50 students.
The program is an online remote collaboration opportunity that is unpaid. Students interested in the program must submit their application and resume.
Following an initial screening process, selected students are interviewed by two members of our management team. Accepted applicants are matched with entrepreneurs based on corresponding demands and skills.
The entrepreneur’s venture needs to be in line with our social impact policy based on the UNDP’s Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. We conduct in-house due diligence to assess the entrepreneur’s venture’s compliance through a thorough application process requiring official documentation, referrals, interviews, and performance data.
Accepted entrepreneurs will:
- Collaborate with top-tier students to innovate venture
- Gain visibility and traction in new markets
- Exposure to potential investors
- Network with leading experts in agri-tech and entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurs must have worked on their venture for a minimum of 1 year and possess a working knowledge of English.
Applications open: November 2, 2020
Applications close: November 30, 2020
Program starts: January 11, 2021
Program ends: May 7, 2021