Applications are now open for the maiden edition of MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge.
The innovation challenge is a key event at this year’s edition of Meet The Farmer’s Conference will host young farmers, agropreneurs, and Innovators in the Agric Value Chain to compete for the grand Prize of 5,000USD, an all expense paid trip to Dubai for the Grand Finale, access to follow-on funding among other business opportunities.
The innovation competition is aimed at promoting innovative ideas for early stage Agric entrepreneurs from all sectors of the agriculture ecosystem who are applying creative and innovative methods to improve the agriculture value chain.
The MTFC Innov8Agric Challenge Overview and Process:
Goal: To promote innovative ideas and enterprises that focus on agriculture leveraging technology and help them scale up and increase the drive for innovation in agriculture entrepreneurship.
Who can apply? Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Agric sector who are involved in any aspect of the Agriculture Value Chain and who are currently applying innovative methods to their enterprise.
- Be an early stage innovative agribusiness that is original and currently running.
- Have an entrepreneurial spirit and be committed to the business
- Must have with an eye for social impact
How to apply:
- Application: Complete the online application form via: http://mtfc.crenov8.com/innov8agric and submit on or before August 30th, 2018.
- Selection: will be based on innovativeness, originality, viability and the personality of the founders. Selected Ideas will be announced and invited for the pitch challenge.
- Pitch Challenge: Selected businesses will have the opportunity to exhibit and participate in the regional satellite conferences. Winners will emerge from each region and then go on an all-expense paid to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the MTFC grand finale and pitch for the top prize in Dubai, UAE.
- Grand Finale: Winners from each regional conference in Accra, Nairobi, Kigali, and Abuja will now battle for the chance to win $5000 and access to other business opportunities.
Innov8 Agric Challenge is an initiative of the Agri Value Chain Development Conference, Meet The Farmers Conference (MTFC) which will hold across four African Countries and in Dubai, UAE with the focus on The Future of Agribusiness.
Register to participate in the conference via http://mtfc.crenov8.com/innov8-agric/