The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba Africa, is launching Pitch AgriHack 2018.
The theme for this year’s edition is Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. 50% of finalists will be women and special women prizes will be awarded.
The ultimate objectives are to help develop business services offered by young e-agriculture start-ups as well as to contribute to accelerating the adoption of innovations for stronger productivity in the agrifood sector.
The competition is open to both male and female founders and co-founders of e-agri start-ups offering ICT services to the agricultural sector. Applicants must be aged between 18 to 35 years old.
The final will be held in Rwanda in the framework of the 2018 edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2018) in September 2018.
Winning start-ups will receive from CTA, AfDB and other partners, up to Euros 15,000 in cash (grant) to advance their services, apart from additional support that may be facilitated by stakeholders involved.
Make sure you read background information and rules (please go http://www.pitch-agrihack.info) before applying (see application link above). You may need to register on the VC4A platform before).
Other partners involved in the organisation of the competition include Impact Hub Bamako (Mali), Impact Hub Dakar, Jokkolabs, (both Senegal), BongoHive (Zambia) etc.
Applications close on May 21, 2018