Ayute Nigeria Challenge

ayute nigeria challenge for enterprises 2022 ($20,000 prize)

Compete for a chance to win a share of $20,000 in the AYuTe Nigeria Challenge.

The AYuTe Africa Challenge Nigeria is a business development program launched by Heifer International and managed by Enactus Nigeria to identify, nurture, and support innovative, relevant, and technology-driven agric-centric enterprises as they grow, scale, and thrive.

Candidates must be early-stage or growth-stage youth-led agritech businesses/companies with innovative solutions that have a large impact on smallholder farmers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be aged 18-35 by the closing day of submission to the AYuTe Nigeria challenge
  • Be a youth with innovative ideas focusing on the agriculture sector
  • Have ideas that are proven to solve social problems and are implementable, technically feasible, economically sound (affordable), and environmentally smart (eco-friendly)
  • Hold Nigerian nationality with official ID (national identity card, international passport, or permanent voters’ card)
  • Produce financial statements for the venture
  • Be the founder or co-founder of the enterprise represented 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 offences
  • Have the potential for partnership and collaboration with other actors/stakeholders

The company must have:

  • Been registered/incorporated with the relevant government agencies in Nigeria
  • The ability to scale and impact a large number of smallholder farmers, including recorded evidence of demonstrated impact on smallholder farmers’ revenue and/or operations
  • The potential for job creation and poverty reduction
  • Alignment with relevant national policies and international treaties (e.g., SDGs)
  • An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:
    • Smallholder farmer productivity
    • Smallholder farmer income
    • Labour intensiveness of operations
    • Resilience
    • Access to information
    • Strong competitive advantage

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Application

The application period will be open from 17 August to 16 September, 2022, by 5pm WAT.

NOTE: You are required to follow us on social media @heifernigeria and @AyuteAfrica

This application form can be accessed in two ways: Web and App.

To access the form, follow the links provided below.

Applicants will receive a confirmation message for their application after submission by email/SMS.

Any queries? Please contact [email protected]

The deadline for application is 16 Sptember 2022

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