Village Capital Innovation for Ecosystem Restoration: Africa 2023

The Innovation for Ecosystem Restoration Africa 2023, in partnership with Moody’s Corporation, is an accelerator program that aims to support entrepreneurs promoting ecosystem restoration by addressing deforestation, land degradation, water scarcity, loss of biodiversity, and adverse climate change, which have emerged as some of the most pressing challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa.

Program Benefits

  • Training and Continued Learning
  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Financial analysis
  • Exposure

Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for (for-profit) startups building locally viable ecosystem restoration solutions. Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Must be a for-profit entity and have legal incorporation and operations in at least one sub-Saharan African country.
  2. Have a market-based solution that tackles ecosystem restoration challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.
  3. Have at least a minimum viable product (MVP), some traction under their belt, and raised less than $1M in equity.
  4. Have meaningful customer or business validation (not limited to revenue, it can also be successful pilot studies, number of users, and/or strategic partnerships).
  5. Have at least one full-time founder based in sub-Saharan Africa.

Application Process

Deadline for submission is 14th May 2023

Visit Innovation for Ecosystem Restoration Africa for more details and application

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