Pitch Agrihack 2023 Dates
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Pitch Agrihack 2023 Dates

Pitch Agrihack 2023 Dates| The Pitch Agrihack are now open, Pitch AgriHack supports technological innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture across Africa. The AgriHack Talent initiative aims to support ICT innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture in African countries. It targets young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 40 years old.

  • Pitch Agrihack 2023 Dates – May 29 – Jul 3, 2023
  • Organizer – Heifer International
  • Targets – Africa

Pitch AgriHack want Africa’s brightest young minds to present their solutions to the world. their young agritech entrepreneurs have the potential to revolutionize the way they address food security challenges and empower smallholder farmers across the continent.

Pitch AgriHack offers a platform for these visionary minds to present their technological solutions in order to transform the continent’s agricultural landscape. Pitch AgriHack 2023 will reward the most promising ventures that address key challenges and promote sustainable agricultural development.

Prize – US$45,000

The competition awards winners in three categories:

  • Early-stage agritech ventures
  • Mature or growth-stage agritech ventures
  • Women-led agritech ventures

Benefit:

  • Three winners and three runners-up will be selected, with each winner receiving a cash prize of US$10,000 and each runner-up receiving US$5,000.
  • The winners of Pitch AgriHack 2023 will also be awarded at the AFSF.
  • Finalists will pitch their agritech solutions to an esteemed panel of judges on stage, at a live finale event at the African Food Systems Forum (AFSF) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in September.
  • The AGRF Agribusiness Deal Room, attended by over 800 companies, 15 government delegations, and 150 public and private investors, will generate exciting new opportunities for these entrepreneurs to secure investments, partnerships, and mentorship

Eligibility:

The applicant applying must:

  • The competition is open to African founders or co-founders, aged 18-40, with businesses providing agritech solutions and digital services in the agriculture sector.
  • Be aged 18-40 on the day of submission to the 2023 Pitch AgriHack Competition.
  • Hold nationality (with official ID) from any of the 54 nations of the African Union.
  • Be the founder/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 offenses.
  • Not be a previous Pitch AgriHack or GoGettaz finalist or winner.
  • Submit the application form in English.
  • Agree with the Terms & Conditions.

Early-stage category, venture must have:

  • The ability to scale and impact a large number of smallholder farmers.
  • An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:
    • Smallholder farmer productivity
    • Smallholder farmer income
    • Labor intensiveness of operations
    • Resilience
    • Access to information for smallholder farmers
    • Strong competitive advantage

Growth-stage category, venture must have:

  • The ability to scale and impact a large number of smallholder farmers.
  • Recorded evidence of demonstrated impact on smallholder farmers’ revenue.
  • An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:
    • Smallholder farmer productivity
    • Smallholder farmer income
    • Labor intensiveness of operations
    • Resilience
    • Access to information for smallholder farmers
    • Strong competitive advantage

Selection criteria:

The selection is mainly based on the quality of the information submitted in the application. Additional information may be requested by the organizers.

Online screening criteria

  • How real is the need?
  • What problem does the solution solve?
  • How unique is the solution?
  • Does the team demonstrate an ability to execute?
  • What is the market opportunity?

Technical assessment criteria

  • Early-Stage Category:
    • Scalability
    • Feasibility/Proof of concept
    • Technical viability of the solution
  • Mature-Stage Category:
    • Smallholder farmers reached
    • Profitability

Final pitch criteria

  • Impact on Smallholder Farmers
  • Technological Innovation
  • Business Model
  • Team
  • Scalability
  • Use-of-funds

How to Apply:

  1. Review the eligibility criteria below.
  2. Join the GoGettaz Community.
  3. Click Apply below.
  4. Submit your application before 3 July 2023.

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