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The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is back to support food warriors who are fighting to transform Africa’s food system.

Are you ready to thrive as an agrifood entrepreneur? Then power up your inspiration.

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First, join the GoGettaz Community when you enter the competition and you’ll get access to education, mentorship, and investment networks to help you launch, grow, or scale your agrifood venture.

Next, check out the information on this page before you start your application for Africa’s biggest agripreneurship competition. You could be one of two US$50,000 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS in the 2022 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition.

Eligibility Criteria

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a fantastic opportunity for young African agripreneurs to take their business venture to the next level. In addition to the US$50,000, the competition also offers top agripreneurs the opportunity to attend the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) and make their mark.

This year, COVID restrictions permitting, the top Gogettaz agripreneurs will travel to the AGRF Summit which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda.

All our finalists will also receive mentorship, programming linkages and guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is back to support food warriors who are fighting to transform Africa’s food system.

Are you ready to thrive as an agrifood entrepreneur? Then power up your inspiration.

The opportunity:

Two entrepreneurs, one woman, and one man will each win 50,000 US Dollars for the most innovative and scalable business ventures.

We want to hear from businesses that show

Innovation (20%)
Market potential and traction (20%)
Social and Environmental Impact (20%)
Business model (20%)
Founder and team (20%)

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What we are looking for:

Eligibility Criteria

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize is a fantastic opportunity for young African agripreneurs to take their business venture to the next level. In addition to the US$50,000, the competition also offers top agripreneurs the opportunity to attend the annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) and make their mark.

This year, COVID restrictions permitting, the top Gogettaz agripreneurs will travel to the AGRF Summit which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda.

All our finalists will also receive mentorship, programming linkages and guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.

 

The Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur is aged 35 or below on the date of submission to the competition, and is legally recognised as an adult in country of nationality
Entrepreneur holds nationality (with an official ID) from a country which is a member of the African Union
Entrepreneur is the founder/co-founder of the venture he/she represents in the competition and plays an active role in its operations and leadership
Entrepreneur has no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offence, and will provide a signed declaration to that effect, if requested

The Venture

Venture is already legally registered in a country which is a member of the African Union or will have commenced with the registration of such a legal entity prior to 1 July 2022
Venture is headquartered in a country which is a member of the African Union
Venture is designed to be financially sustainable, either as a for-profit business or a non-profit generating some revenue and aiming not to be dependent on donor funding
Venture plays a role in the agri-food sector and/or supports the development of the agri-food sector through an innovation or process improvement
The agri-food sector may be defined as businesses including:
Agri-food research & development
Primary food production (farming)
Crop nutrition
Irrigation
Mechanisation, automation or robotics, including drones
Crop protection
Hydroponics or urban farming
Transport, distribution, storage or logistics
Food processing
Packaging or marketing
Food retail or service
Waste management or recycling
Digital or technology solutions/services to the agri-food sector
Innovative finance solutions/services to the agri-food sector
Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services to the agri-food sector

Timeline

An expert jury will review all applications, considering the following criteria:

Innovation (20%)
Market potential and traction (20%)
Social and Environmental Impact (20%)
Business model (20%)
Founder and team (20%)

The Top 24 semi-finalists will be notified via WhatsApp and email in mid-July.
Semi-finalists will each be interviewed and asked for further information.
12 finalists will be selected by the jury at the end of July 2022. Six male and six female finalists will be notified via WhatsApp and email.
Finalists will be invited to compete in an online/virtual pitching contest.
All 12 finalists will be awarded mentorship, programming linkages, and other guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journey.
The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2022 (GoGettaz.Africa) inspires young entrepreneurs to engage in a food revolution that makes a positive impact on communities, the environment, and the local economy.

Dates

Applications open on 19 April 2022, and this year Generation Africa wants to support Food Warriors who battle climate change, hunger, and poverty. Now in its fourth year, the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition has become a cornerstone in the African agrifood industry, reaching millions of young people with a message of hope and opportunity.
African youth are reshaping the agrifood landscape on the continent, and this movement must grow to transform the food system,” says Dickson Naftali, Head of Generation Africa. “Last year was a great year to build momentum. The United Nations Food System Summit, COP26, and a powerful AGRF Summit has set the pace. Generation Africa and our founders and partners are taking decisive action to steer the youth to build an African-led and African-owned food systems. Through the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition, our aim is to inspire them to create a system that delivers sufficient and nutritious food to the continent, that does not impact the environment negatively, and that creates sustainable, dignified jobs, and shared prosperity for Africa.”
The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is a seed to fork entrepreneurship competition for social or business ventures working in or supporting other businesses in any part of the agriculture or food value-chain.

To enter the competition, you must be an agrifood entrepreneur aged 18-35, who is the founder or co-founder of a business operating in the food system. You must be citizen of an African country and your business must have its head quarters in an African country. For more information and to enter the competition, applicants can go to: GoGettaz.Africa.
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