CTA has launched ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ a competition to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector. Winning innovations will be awarded up to €15,000, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities.
The theme for this year’s competition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.
Pitch AgriHack 2018 is organised with the support of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and financial assistance from the Korea Trust Fund under the Korea-Africa Cooperation Programme (KOAFEC). Additional collaborators include the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub and Suguba Africa. Pitch AgriHack 2018 will shepherd selected start-ups through a boot camp process preparing them to pitch their innovations to potential investors. Selected finalists, 50 percent of whom will be women, will be given an opportunity to pitch to political and business leaders, at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2018). Read more