About GoGettaz

We Empower Africa’s Youth in Agrifood Entrepreneurship

In 2018, Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group, and Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara International discussed the immense untapped business potential in Africa’s agrifood sector and the unprecedented demographic shifts taking place on the continent, and decided to create a partnership to bring the dynamism of youth entrepreneurship to Africa’s agrifood sector.

#GrowEntrepreneurs #TransformFood 

Our Story

GrowEntrepreneurs TransformFood at GoGettaz Finals

Initially co-catalyzed by Yara, Econet and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) under the Generation Africa umbrella, GoGettaz has flourished as a partnership for the last 5 years, supported by several public and private sector organizations to identify, inspire, support, propel and celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector. 

The prestigious annual flagship GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition has activated a community of 15,750 young founders/co-founders of high-potential agrifood businesses in Africa, all with the ambition to create cutting edge businesses, leveraging new technologies including climate adaptation innovations and access to markets, to eventually make Africa the breadbasket of the world.

Today, GoGettaz is firmly rooted at the Africa Food Systems (AFS) Forum, the world’s premier forum on African agriculture and food systems, and its “Youth in Food Systems” thematic platform. Yara and Econet are fully committed to build on successes to date, gather like-minded partners to support the GoGettaz community through their personal and professional agripreneurship journeys, and to reach millions of young agripreneurs across Africa with opportunities, funding and inspiration.

 

Our Impact

GoGettaz Africa’s impact strategy is built around the needs of the GoGettaz community that we place firmly at the centre of our activities. 

 

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A brief overview of GoGettaz Africa  

We Provide Value to Young Agripreneurs by:

Accessing Opportunities

Accessing Opportunities

ranging from prize money to pitching to investors in dealrooms, joining industry networks for mentorship, and knowledge exchanges.

Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

through real-life storytelling designed to inspire founders of agribusinesses and encourage learning and reflection on what it takes to succeed.

Building Regional Communities

Building Regional Communities

to encourage on-the-ground collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Personalised Leadership Guidance

Personalised Leadership Guidance

acknowledging that each person's journey is unique, but the learnings shared are important to the whole community.

Our Founders

In 2018, Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group, and Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara International, discussed the immense untapped business potential in Africa’s agrifood sector and the unpresidented demographic shifts taking place on the continent. They decided to create a partnership to bring the dynamism of youth entrepreneurship to Africa’s agrifood sector.

Strive Masiyiwa

Econet Group

ECONET

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Group Chairman

Econet Group

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Svein Tore Holsether

YARA INTERNATIONAL

Yara

Svein Tore Holsether

President and CEO

Yara International

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Partner with Us 

GoGettaz Africa is on a mission to #GrowEntrepreneurs and #TransformFood. Are you interested in driving innovative change in Africa’s agriculture and food sector? Then this is your chance. Join us on this journey.

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