Applications are open for the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021. Agrifood entrepreneurship is the biggest opportunity in Africa today.
Generally, the primary objective of the program is to find Africa’s brightest young agri-food entrepreneurs. Through this call, GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is searching for agribusinesses that bring technology, innovation, and passion to the agriculture and food industries.
Basically, this is the chance to win one of two US$50,000 cash prizes that will help you change your world and transform the agri-food business in Africa. Altogether, two entrepreneurs, one woman and one man, will each win 50,000 US Dollars for the most innovative and scalable business ventures.
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.
- Must be aged 35 or below on the date of submission to the competition; is legally recognized as an adult in the country of nationality.
- Entrepreneur holds nationality (with an official ID) from a country that 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.
- Furthermore, s/he 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 is
- Already legally registered in a country that is a member of the African Union or will have commenced with the registration of such a legal entity prior to 18 July 2021.
- Headquartered in a country that is a member of the African Union.
- 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.
- Furthermore, 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.
Moreover, the agri-food sector may be defined as businesses including:
- Agri-food research & development
- Primary food production (farming)
- Crop nutrition
- Mechanization, 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