2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition

 Deadline Date: June 10, 2024

 Donor Name: GoGettaz Africa

 Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Are you an agripreneur leading the charge against these pressing issues? Do you have a transformative venture that’s making waves in the agrifood landscape? If yes, then apply for the 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition.

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is a showcase for Africa’s cutting-edge agrifood businesses. Finalists have the opportunity to present their businesses on stage at Africa’s biggest food systems summit. This is where futures are made.

The Opportunity

  • 100,000 US Dollars in prizes will go to 2 Winners!
    • 2 x 50,000 US Dollar Grand Prizes
    • Impact Awards – The judges of this year’s competition will be looking to award ventures that make a significant impact in one or more of the following areas: improving rural livelihoods, nutrition, climate related solutions, technology, gender impact, natural resources conservation, and job creation
    • Facilitated participation at the Agribusiness Deal Room
    • Invitation to the 2025 GoGettaz Africa Leadership Program for top finalists
  • Two entrepreneurs, one woman and one man, will each win 50,000 US Dollars for the most innovative and scalable business ventures.
  • They want to hear from businesses that show:
    • Innovation
    • Market potential and traction
    • Inspiring and Investible Team
    • Business model
    • Impact
  • The top GoGettaz agripreneurs will get an all-expenses paid trip to pitch their businesses at the GoGettaz Finals at the Africa Food Systems Forum Summit. The 2024 AFSF Summit will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, in September.
  • At the summit, Africa’s biggest match-making platform, the AFSF Agribusiness Dealroom is a golden opportunity for GoGettaz Finalists to meet future investors, partners, and collaborators.
  • Top contestants will also have the opportunity to apply for the exclusive 6-month GoGettaz Africa Leadership Program, designed to empower emerging leaders with the skills and network necessary to grow themselves and their businesses.
  • Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from personalised support, engaging in individual coaching, peer-to-peer sessions, and workshops led by thought leaders, fostering continuous growth and development even after the competition concludes.

Who Can Apply? 

  • 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 2024
    • 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 agrifood sector and/or supports the development of the agrifood sector through an innovation or process improvement
    • The agrifood sector may be defined as businesses engaged in:
      • Agrifood 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 agrifood sector
      • Innovative finance solutions/services to the agrifood sector
      • Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services to the agrifood
      • sector

For more information, visit GoGettaz Africa.

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