Generation Africa invites applications from young, agrifood entrepreneurs, aged 18 – 35 from across Africa. 10 Finalists will be invited to compete in a live or virtual (online) pitching contest at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit. All 10 finalists will be awarded mentorship, programming linkages and other guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.
The winners – one female and one male-led business – will each be awarded a grand prize of $50,000 along with the Africa Food Prize and an industry-leading support network to take their businesses to the next level.
Generation Africa recognizes that tremendous effort and innovation are needed to keep agribusiness going and ensure the current health crisis does not translate into a severe food crisis as well. Leadership and coordinated action are required at global, national, and local levels to find solutions for agrifood systems that are responsive to, and supportive of, health measures. Africa’s youth agripreneurs have a huge role to play.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic the $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 aims to give hope and support to the agripreneurs on the African continent. The competition strives to inspire young people throughout the African continent to launch and grow innovative or technology-driven businesses in agrifood and agritech sectors, from “seed to fork” and beyond.
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