The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a pan-African competition

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a pan-African competition

Young entrepreneurs pursuing the trillion-dollar opportunity of Africa’s agri-food sector. Entries open this week.

The entries will be judged to award two young agripreneurs with pioneering business ventures, one of two US$50,000 cash prizes that will help them change their world and transform the agrifood business.

One male and one female winner will be chosen based on the innovation, originality, scalability and environmental sustainability of their business venture.

All applicants benefit from inspiration, education, and support via access to an online platform for entrepreneurs.

When you join, you can: Enter the US$50,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition!

Two entrepreneurs, one woman, and one man will each win 50,000 US Dollars for the most innovative and scalable agrifood business ventures.

Get inspired! Share stories of innovation and impact by fellow pioneers.

Connect! Tap into support, funds and networks that accelerate your business.

Learn! Access training and mentors that help fulfil your potential.

Grow! Promote your business to investors, clients and partners. You will benefit online support to launch and grow your business.

Eligibility criteria

The entrepreneur applying must:

  • be aged 18-35 on the day of submission to the competition
  • hold nationality (with official ID) from any of the 54 nations of the African Union
  • be the founder/co-founder of the enterprise he or she represents in the competition and play an active role in its operations and leadership
  • have no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offense
  • not be a previous GoGettaz finalist.  (But if you made it to the semi finals previously you can compete again)

Their venture must:

  • have its headquarters in one of the 54 countries of the African Union, and be officially registered by 1 August 2020
  • be designed to be financially sustainable, either as a for-profit business or a market-based social venture
  • generating revenue at least in part and aiming for non-donor-based sustainability
  • play a role in the agri-food sector

Selection criteria

  1. Innovation: What problem does your business solve for its customers? What is its solution? How is this unique or innovative?
  2. Market: Who are your customers? Who are your competitors? What is the market potential? What is your go-to-market plan?
  3. Business Model: How does your business generate revenue? How does it or will it achieve profit? What is your plan for scaling up your business?
  4. Impact: How does your business have a positive social or environmental impact? How are you minimizing your negative impacts?
  5. Team: Who is in your leadership team? What experience and expertise do they bring to the business?

Selection criteria

  1. Innovation: What problem does your business solve for its customers? What is its solution? How is this unique or innovative?
  2. Market: Who are your customers? Who are your competitors? What is the market potential? What is your go-to-market plan?
  3. Business Model: How does your business generate revenue? How does it or will it achieve profit? What is your plan for scaling up your business?
  4. Impact: How does your business have a positive social or environmental impact? How are you minimizing your negative impacts?
  5. Team: Who is in your leadership team? What experience and expertise do they bring to the business?

Specifications

Type of Opportunity

Competitions and Fund

Deadline

June 18, 2020

Country

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Open to

54 nations of the African Union

Organizer

GoGettaz

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