Deadline: 18 June, 2020
Generation Africa is inviting entrepreneurs with pioneering business ventures to enter for the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize in 2020.
The prize is a pan-African competition for innovative, young entrepreneurs pursuing the trillion-dollar opportunity of Africa’s agrifood sector. One male and one female winner will be chosen based on the innovation, originality, scalability and environmental sustainability of their business venture.
- Two young agripreneurs with pioneering business ventures will each receive a $50,000 cash prize that will help them change their world and transform the agrifood business
- All applicants will receive inspiration, education, and support via access to an online platform for entrepreneurs
- Entrepreneurs must be aged 35 or under on the day of submission to the competition, and be legally recognised as an adult in the country of their nationality
- Entrepreneurs must hold nationality (with official ID) from any of the member countries of the African Union
- Entrepreneurs must be the founder or co-founder of the enterprise they represent in the competition and play an active role in its operations and leadership.
- Entrepreneurs must have no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offences, and be willing to provide a signed declaration to that effect, if requested
- The venture must have its headquarters in one of the member countries of the African Union and must be officially registered in an African country
- The venture must be designed to be financially sustainable, either as a for-profit business or a market-based social venture with a business model that includes revenue generation – at least in part – and is aiming for non-donor-based sustainability over time.
- The venture must play a role in the agrifood sector or support the development of the agrifood sector through an innovation, disruption or original process improvement across the food value chain from seed to fork
To enter and for more information, click here.
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