Pitch AgriHack Africa 2021 for Innovative Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa

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Pitch AgriHack Africa 2021 for Innovative Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa
Pitch AgriHack Africa 2021 for Innovative Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa
Pitch AgriHack Africa 2021 for Innovative Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa
Pitch AgriHack Africa 2021 for Innovative Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa

Pitch AgriHack Africa 2021 for Innovative Agric Entrepreneurs in Africa

Pitch AgriHack Africa 2021: AGRF and Heifer International today announced the launch of Pitch AgriHack 2021, a competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the agriculture sector by leveraging advanced technologies and youth participation in Africa’s food security agenda.

Application Deadline: 16th August, 2021

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: This seventh edition of Pitch AgriHack is a pitching contest aimed exclusively at African businesses bringing technological innovation to the agriculture sector. Generation Africa, a thematic platform of the AGRF will host the competition.

The open competition portion of Pitch AgriHack 2021 will support companies that are driving innovation in agriculture across three categories-Early-stage, Mature/Growth-stage, and Women-led, with prizes totalling US$45,000. A fourth invite-only category known as the AYuTe Africa Challenge, sponsored by Heifer International, will award up to $1.5 million in grants to scalable ventures that are already generating measurable impact for Africa’s smallholder farmers.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: The competition will identify and amplify efforts by young innovators to build resilience beyond COVID-19 through digital agriculture products and services. These innovations should be scalable and generate measurable impact in Africa’s food systems.

Selection: The open competition portion of Pitch AgriHack 2021 will support companies that are driving innovation in agriculture across three categories-Early-stage, Mature/Growth-stage, and Women-led, with prizes totalling US$45,000. A fourth invite-only category known as the AYuTe Africa Challenge, sponsored by Heifer International, will award up to $1.5 million in grants to scalable ventures that are already generating measurable impact for Africa’s smallholder farmers.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Winners will receive funding and continued support to scale up their innovations to transform the agriculture sector.

How to Apply: Apply here

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