Food AFrica Accelerator

Join the Next Generation of Agri Based Entrepreneurs

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Food AFrica Accelerator is an accelerator aimed at addressing food security through fostering innovation. The project is commissioned by GIZ Make IT in Africa, a project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Food AFrica Accelerator is implemented by @iBizAfrica and Pangea Accelerator. 

The program is designed to support women and youth owned, agri based enterprises to sustain business growth through facilitating access to financing, business support and technology adoption.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The methodology for the accelerator program will address the following core components of business development

Access to Seed Capital

The program will groom participants to have the necessary tools and skills to secure investment from a pre-selected pool of investors.

Personalized Coaching

Experienced coaches will facilitate scheduled or need based mentorship to provide personalized attention in addressing each company’s needs. Coaches also support tailoring growth strategies and pathways.

Business 2 Business Sales Opportunities

The program will support entrepreneurs access market linkages through B2B opportunities with leading businesses in the sector.

Adaptive Learning

Entrepreneurs will undergo an intensive period of business evaluation and diagnosis. The curriculum is then tailored to meet the unique needs of each company

THE PROGRAM HAS THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS FOR YOU:
  • Opportunity to receive investment of upto $100,000 ONLY for high potential innovative businesses
  • Access to B2B sales opportunities
  • 10 weeks of intensive business development training
  • Access to a leading network of experts in Agriculture
  • Tailored coaching sessions to address your business needs and mentoring

ELIGIBILITY

  • Women and youth owned post revenue companies in agriculture and related industries
  • The business needs to have an existing working product and generating revenue
  • The founder must be between the ages of 18-35 yrs
  • The business must be based in Kenya

Frequently Asked Questions

The GIZ Make-IT in Africa Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative which promotes digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development in sub-Saharan Africa on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of BMZ’s Digital Africa Initiative.

The program is being implemented by @iBizAfrica and Pangea Accelerator

The application form can be accessed here

The following is the eligibility criteria for the application

1.Women and youth owned post revenue companies in agriculture and related industries

2.The business needs to have an existing working product and generating revenue

3.The founder must be between the ages of 18-35 yrs 4.

4.The business must be based in Kenya

The application deadline is 21st August 2020

The program has the following benefits for you:

1.Opportunity to receive investment of upto $100,000 ONLY for high potential innovative businesses

2.Access to B2B sales opportunities

3.10 weeks of intensive business development training

4.Access to a leading network of experts in Agriculture

5.Tailored coaching sessions to address your business needs and mentoring

The acceleration period is 10 weeks

The program is starting on 9th September 2020

The program is ending on 19th November 2020

Specialized skills include

1.Business Intelligence

2.Investor preparedness and engagement 

3.Product development

4.Customer Validation

5.Customer acquisition skills 

6.Design and presentation skills

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Got more questions? Feel free to shoot us an email at  info@ibizafrica.co.ke

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