The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, is launching the pilot edition of Pitch AgriHack, a new component of its AgriHack Talent Programme.
Pitch AgriHack 2016 is open for young ICT start-ups from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, offering services to the agriculture sector. The entrepreneurs should be owners of an already developed e-agriculture/ICT4Ag application or platform.
Pitch AgriHack will:
-provide a business training boot camp
– create a platform for pitching service offered to potential investors
-facilitate grants, investments and additional incubation/acceleration opportunities.
Two categories are available:
Early stage platform
This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have already been developed but still need software or business model improvements. Participants must be able to demonstrate the business potential and functional features of their applications or platforms.
This category is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that are already in operation and generating revenues.
Winning teams will receive a cash prize of up to €15,000, as well as promotional support, additional capacity building and networking opportunities. They may also benefit from investments from supporters of Pitch AgriHack.
More information: http://bit.ly/pitch-agrihack-preLaunch