The ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ( CTA ), in collaboration with the African Agribusiness Incubators Network ( AAIN ), Agribusiness TV , and innovation incubation areas such as Orange Fab Côte d’Ivoire , CTIC Dakar (Senegal) Suguba (Mali), Wennovation Hub (Nigeria), Etrilabs (Benin), EcoHub (Togo), are receiving applications for “Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017”.
Application Deadline: 9th July 2017
Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo.
About the Award: This regional edition follows the successful organization of the first international edition Pitch AgriHack 2016. Pitch AgriHack is a component of CTA’s AgriHack Talent program . This new edition is regional and covers West Africa.
- A competition for technolo- gical start-ups targeting the agricultural sector;
- A boot camp on entrepreneurship in the e-agriculture sector (ICT for agriculture)
- Access to grants, mentoring (incubation / acceleration) and the possibility to benefit from investments for the development of commercial services offered.
The ultimate goal is to help develop the commercial services offered by young e-agricultural start-ups and to accelerate the adoption of innovations to improve the productivity of the agri-food sector.
Eligibility: This edition is only open to young start-ups in West African countries, whose founders (at least one) are aged 35 or over. They must have functional prototypes or ICT platforms / applications already in service.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: Successful young shoots will benefit from a CTA cash grant of up to € 15,000 , apart from other opportunities offered by the partners involved.
Duration of Program: June 9 – September 30, 2017
How to Apply: Apply here
Award Providers: ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)