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Applications CLOSED

Applications for the 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition are officially closed.

To all our participants, we wish you the best of luck as your applications are evaluated. The enthusiasm and passion demonstrated by young agripreneurs like you give us hope for a sustainable and prosperous future.

Keep an eye on our GoGettaz social media pages to find out who advances to the next rounds.

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Welcome to the 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition

Africa’s food sector faces mounting challenges in climate resilience, food security, and nutrition. The need for groundbreaking solutions has never been greater.

Are you an agripreneur leading the charge against these pressing issues?

Do you have a transformative venture that’s making waves in the agrifood landscape?

We want to hear from you!

Everything you need to know in 90 seconds

Who Can Apply? 

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
    GoGettaz Agripreneurs SIny Samba and Mark Musingusi among fruits and vegetables

    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 10 July 2024
    • 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 agrifood sector and/or supports the development of the agrifood sector through an innovation or process improvement
    • The agrifood sector may be defined as businesses engaged in:
      • Agrifood 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 agrifood sector
      • Innovative finance solutions/services to the agrifood sector
      • Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services to the agrifood
        sector

    Competition Timeline

    The 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition opens for entries in April 2024 and culminates in live on-stage pitches and an award ceremony at the GoGettaz Finals at the AFS Summit, in Kigali, Rwanda in September.

    Join Africa’s Top Agripreneurs

    The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is a showcase for Africa’s cutting-edge agrifood businesses. Finalists have the opportunity to present their businesses on stage at Africa’s biggest food systems summit. This is where futures are made. 

    How to Apply? 

    GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize applications are securely collected by VC4A

    • When you click the button below, you will be taken to our technical partner VC4A (Venture Capital 4 Africa).
    • VC4A maintains the GoGettaz Community, and securely collects all the GoGettaz applications.
    • To start your application, you will need to create a VC4A profile.
    • Your application is saved to your profile. Once you start, you can save your progress and continue later.
    • Quality applications get noticed by the evaluators! Your application is your first chance to make a good impression. Take your time to do it right.
    • Finish and submit your application before 10 June 2024.
    • Once you hit the submit button, you application cannot be updated.
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    Do you have questions about your application?

    Apply for the Gogettaz Agripreneur Prize with confidence! Join our WhatsApp Application Support group to ask any questions you may have about your application. Click or scan the QR Code to join now. 

    The Opportunity 

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    100,000 US Dollars in prizes will go to 2 Winners!

    • 2 x 50,000 US Dollar Grand Prizes
    • Impact Awards – An additional 60,000 US Dollars have been allocated for Impact Prizes. The judges of this year’s competition will be looking to award ventures that make a significant impact in one or more of the following areas: improving rural livelihoods, nutrition, climate related solutions, technology, gender impact, natural resources conservation, and job creation
    • Facilitated participation at the Agribusiness Deal Room
    • Invitation to the 2025 GoGettaz Africa Leadership Program for top finalists

    NEW Impact Awards worth 60,000 US Dollars!

    Over the past weeks, we have received an incredible influx of high-quality, impact-driven business applications from African entrepreneurs like you!

    So we are thrilled to announce that GoGettaz has boosted the prize pool for the 2024 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition with an additional US$60,000 for Impact Prizes!

    We aim to award even more innovative businesses making a significant difference in communities and the environment.

    What are you waiting for? You could also be a winner!

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    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
    • Market potential and traction
    • Inspiring and Investible Team
    • Business model
    • Impact

    The top GoGettaz agripreneurs will get flights, accommodation, and visas for their trip to pitch their businesses at the GoGettaz Finals at the Africa Food Systems Forum Summit. The 2024 AFSF Summit will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, in September.

    At the summit, Africa’s biggest match-making platform, the AFSF Agribusiness Dealroom is a golden opportunity for GoGettaz Finalists to meet future investors, partners, and collaborators.

    Top contestants will also have the opportunity to apply for the exclusive 6-month GoGettaz Africa Leadership Program, designed to empower emerging leaders with the skills and network necessary to grow themselves and their businesses.

    Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from personalised support, engaging in individual coaching, peer-to-peer sessions, and workshops led by thought leaders, fostering continuous growth and development even after the competition concludes. 

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