Wednesday, April 28, 2021

GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize 2021 for Young African Entrepreneurs (US$50,000 Cash Prize)

GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize 2021 for Young African Entrepreneurs (US$50,000 Cash Prize)

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

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.


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 

Application Deadline: June 14th, 2021
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.

For More Information:
CLICK HERE TO—–>>>Visit the Official Webpage of the GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize 2021